File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 188

Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Pulchinello on Long Island this weekend
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:34:15 -0400


I used to market myself as "non-violent", but now refer to my shows as 
"non-stick hitting". I have hanging scenes in several of my shows (the 
devil gives in and Punch lets him go),  Punch grinds the crocodile and 
the devil up in another and slays a dragon in a comical way in another. 
My clients are mostly museums, historic sites and libraries in the 
Greater New York region (land of the politically correct). These 
clients, understandably,  are extremely sensitive to controversial 
programs due to the nature of their funding and sensitivity of their 
audiences. When I was first starting out it seemed more important to 
let potential clients know that my Punch wasn't using his stick. Now 
I'm pretty well known and most of my clients know what they are 
getting. My newest P&J show, The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy, comes 
closest to the traditional shows and uses most of the traditional 
characters and routines in a modified form.

I have never seen the video you mentioned, but would love to. Where is 
it available?

Thank you for your interest!

Fred Greenspan
Traditional Puppeteer

On Sep 15, 2005, at 12:07 PM, wrote:

> Fred:
>   I have yet been able to catch one of your shows, not sure if I asked 
>  you
> in the past
>  but do you do a traditional violent performance or a  more reserved 
> toned
> down for the modern day  audience  performance.
> Also have you ever views the florio video on P&J put together with Docc
> Hilford, Which
> must be very bizarre performance.
>  Regards,
>  Mark
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