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Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Luck has nothing to
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 21:39:18 -0400


When I did my P and J, Punch was always on my left hand because he is up
most of the time. I am right handed and it was easier to manipulate the
other puppets and props with my right.

Mary

"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
-Walter Bagehot

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the
choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape
ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make
are ultimately our own responsibility."-----Eleanor Roosevelt

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are
dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do
it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many
tomorrows.

-Michael Landon

www.gentleteaching.com



> [Original Message]
> From: <BiersBlackwood-AT-aol.com>
> To: <puptcrit-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org>
> Date: 9/14/2005 7:06:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Luck has nothing to
dowithunderstandingculturaldifferences
>
> In Punch and Judy performing, particularly, it has long been considered
that 
> placing Mr Punch himself on the left hand was, indeed, bad luck, and
southpaw 
> Punch professors were reportedly mocked.   
>
> The idea for this came, no doubt, from the fact that Punch is the main 
> character in the show, and remains on one hand for the entire performance
(for the 
> most part), while the other characters who intrude upon him enter on the
left 
> hand.   Punch is always dominant, indeed.
>
> Being left handed myself, I never paid much attention to the
superstition, 
> and oddly enough my new Judy feels as awkward on my left hand as my Punch
feels 
> inappropriate on my right.   The puppets have let me know, it seems,
where 
> they want to sit, and it has nothing to do with superstition.   Not with
that 
> PARTICULAR superstition, anyway.
>
> Sean K.
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