File puptcrit/puptcrit.0412, message 177

Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 14:16:59 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Speaking of Punch and Judy & Peter/Wolf

People seem so worried about things like this which have been part of stories, good stories, for years....they should be more concerned about currently produced sources of sick violence such as the video game that virtually teaches how to kill a president. Violence and such is a part of this world......Art reproduces violent or "rough" stories mostly so we can have tangible ways of dealing with it. 

Keep that wolf hanging! He is one of the main characters!

Merry Christmas from vacationing in Fla., 

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Sent: Dec 24, 2004 12:49 AM
Subject: [Puptcrit] Speaking of Punch and Judy & Peter/Wolf

Re: changing Punch to something "Politically correct" for ignorant viewers:   

     I sometimes get the same type reaction from "Peter and the Wolf."   One 
teacher wrote comments that I should "put the wolf in a crate instead of 
catching him by the tail."   Great idea.... a one man show, I'm   lucky to contol 
rod puppets Peter and the wolf on stage at the same time, while I pull the 
noose on the rope with my left foot simultaneously catching the tale...   How the 
hell am I supposed to operate a crate?   Teachers can be dumb too.   Prokofiev 
didn't write it that way, and I don't perform it that way...It's funny 
catching the wolf by the tale, a crate would be stupid and un-entertaining... Thanks 
for letting me get this off my chest.   Jim Gamble 
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