File puptcrit/puptcrit.0412, message 40

Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Jewish Puppetry +
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 17:10:20 -0600

Thank you for the information.
I'd like to hear more about the "Hershel and the Chanukah Goblins" story

On Dec 4, 2004, at 11:48 AM, Elizabeth Freeman wrote:

> 		I'm thinking that traditionally---way back----Jewish cultural 
> traditions were more with storytelling, books, and food...
> maybe the puppetry would be too connected to Idols and statue making 
> that they weren't used often.  ???
> 		I'm thinking also of the display at the Ballard Museum where there 
> were definitions of types of puppets.... marionette had something to 
> do with marie...and church .....
> 		With school aged children,  public and Hebrew schools, I've used  
> "Hershel and the Chanukah Goblins" and the Chanukah story.   But this 
> is now and you asked about in the past.
> liz f
>>>  Finally, I have not been able to find out much about the 
>>> traditional use of puppetry within Jewish cultural traditions. I am 
>>> less interested in contemporary work and more about past traditions 
>>> and practices. Any info, links, pointers will be greatly 
>>> appreciated. Specifically I would like to find out if any puppeteers 
>>> have used puppetry to explore, illustrate and tell Jewish Essene 
>>> tales, teachings and concepts.
>>> And, if you have read this far, as long as I have your attention: I 
>>> would really like to read about people on this list who work pretty 
>>> much exclusively in one specific puppet form, say Rod Puppets, or 
>>> Marionettes, or Shadow Puppets, rather than a variety of forms. What 
>>> I would like to read about is what led you to working in the form 
>>> you chose and why you chose that form over others.
>>> Thanks
>>> MM, MKE WI
>>> "I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive." - Albert 
>>> Einstein
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