File puptcrit/puptcrit.0707, message 75


Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 20:07:01 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Puppet shows & weddings


Alan, 
Back in 1984, at my wedding, my good friend, Gwen Bell, and her daughter, Dawn, did a puppet show for me and my husband, Kenny. They used two of our favorite Creature Preachers as the main characters. Harry, a yellow furry fairy monster, made my Puppet Factory of Palo Alto and Harriet, one I made as an opposite of Harry. Harry was yellow with an orange nose, Harriet was orange with a yellow nose. They had dressed for the occasion and I do have a picture of everyone watching the show. Gwen has passed now and no matter hard I look, I have no idea where Harry and Harriet ended up, but it is a nice memory, as my husband has gone as well. 
I am with you about the puppet show at my funeral.......

Oh, saw your "younger days picture" on the Lili clip. I am sure you still quite handsome even today....

Mary Horsley

-----Original Message-----
>From: Alan Cook <alangregorycook-AT-msn.com>
>Sent: Jul 5, 2007 3:01 PM
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Subject: [Puptcrit] Puppet shows & weddings
>
>Our family invited friends to a world premiere and only performance of "Goldilocks and Prince Charming" back in the 1950s which was actually an announcement of my sister's engagement and impending wedding.
>
>Laurie and Fred are still together ffty years after the Prince (Fred) rescued Goldilocks (Laurie)from the Recreation Department Tower where she then worked. The Prince drove a cardboard Austin-Healey sportscar. In the final scene, The King proclaimed the happy news to all the land as the Goldberg Variations by Bach (LP record) provided a joyful sound background.
>
>The big surprise for me was that only one person in the audience figured out the direction of the plot halfway through. (My high school art teacher, Hester Laumann, who had made a marionette devil in the 1930s which she gave me in 1949) The rest of the audience got the message with the King's royal proclamation. Another surprise, a few people claimed they had never seen a puppet show before.
>
>So I am a fan of puppet shows for special events like engagements, weddings bat/bar Mitzvas. In fact, at my funeral, I'd like a puppet show, but I'd like it to be a good show.
>
>In the 1980s, I saw Susan Bass do a show for a group Bat/Bar Mitzvah in San Pedro CA where Susan's brother was rabbi. She had a duck puppet and asked the kids in the audience what sound a duck makes. Some little smartass yelled. "oink, oink".
>
>Susan, fast thinking, said "Hmmmn, must be somebody here from a Reform Congregation". (yah, I know, I've told this story beore-it is one of my favorites).
>
>I hope next year we will get an update on a puppet show for a wedding at Longwood Gardens.
>
>ALAN COOK
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: puptcrit-request-AT-puptcrit.org
>Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2007 9:00 AM
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Subject: puptcrit Digest, Vol 33, Issue 5
>
>Send puptcrit mailing list submissions to
>	puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>
>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>	http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>	puptcrit-request-AT-puptcrit.org
>
>You can reach the person managing the list at
>	puptcrit-owner-AT-puptcrit.org
>
>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
>than "Re: Contents of puptcrit digest..."
>
>
>Today's Topics:
>
>   1. Re: Alan Cook (GAzPuppets-AT-aol.com)
>   2. Re: "cook" your paper question in Vol 32, Issue 57 (Tina Farmilo)
>   3. wedding ideas (tozuss-AT-aol.com)
>   4. Re: wedding ideas (B. Shur)
>   5. Re: wedding ideas (Tim Giugni)
>   6. Re: wedding ideas (HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com)
>   7. Re: wedding ideas (tozuss-AT-aol.com)
>   8. Re: wedding ideas (Fred Greenspan)
>   9. Re: wedding ideas (biersblackwood-AT-aol.com)
>  10. Re: wedding ideas (Freshwater Pearls Puppetry)
>  11. Re: wedding ideas (Fred Greenspan)
>
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Message: 1
>Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 13:51:17 EDT
>From: GAzPuppets-AT-aol.com
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Alan Cook
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <cf4.f45ed55.33bd3815-AT-aol.com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>
> 
>Part of Alan's collection is on display through the end of Puppet Rampage  at 
>the St. Paul Public Library.  Hope everyone gets a chance to see  it.  It's 
>small, especially compared to his huge collection, but  impressive.
> 
>Here at Great AZ Puppets in Phoenix we are bringing Alan in on a regular  
>basis with a new installation each time.  Right now it's American  puppeteers.  
>As we finish each installation, we videotape Alan as we go by  each display 
>case.  He talks about each of the puppets and their  makers.  He has lots of 
>stories.  Right now the tapes are just in  our archives and need editing, but 
>we're trying to capture as much of this  history as we can.  We hope to get some 
>of it edited and make it available  in P of A's audiovisual library.
> 
>Nancy Smith
> 
>In a message dated 7/4/2007 7:53:38 AM US Mountain Standard Time,  
>puppetpro-AT-aol.com writes:
>
>
>
>
>
>? I agree with Robert. Alan's rich store of history is  invaluable. 
>
>?I hope that Alan's posts to the list will continue to be  accessible - it 
>seems like these are great sources.? 
>
>Rolande  Duprey
>
>
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Robert  Rogers <robertrogers-AT-frontiernet.net>
>To:  puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Sent: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 2:13 pm
>Subject: Re:  [Puptcrit] Beverly Sills, Opera Star & Muppet Show  Guest
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>Dear Alan,
>
>I hope that  there is some way that you are recording the incredible 
>encyclopedic  memory of yours.  Someone should interview you on a regular 
>basis so  that you can tap into your list of anecdotes and information.  I 
>wish  I could do it, but I live in New York.  My brother lives in Seal Beach, 
> 
>CA, but I'm not planning a visit anytime soon.
>
>By the way, I had a  chance to see the film "Lily" with Leslie Caron and the 
>Walton & O'  Rourke puppets on the TCM cable channel.  I'd seen it before, 
>but it  continues to charm.  That should be required viewing of all aspriring 
> 
>puppeteers.
>
>Take care,
>
>Robert Rogers  
>_______________________________________________
>List address:  puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Admin interface:  http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>Archives:  http://www.driftline.org
>
>
>
>
>
>
>________________________________________________________________________
>AOL  now offers free email to everyone.  Find out more about what's free from 
> AOL at AOL.com.
>_______________________________________________
>List  address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Admin interface:  http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>Archives:  http://www.driftline.org
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>************************************** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 2
>Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 14:38:07 -0700
>From: "Tina Farmilo" <CFAR-AT-gulfislands.com>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] "cook" your paper question in Vol 32, Issue 57
>To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
>Message-ID:
>	<!~!UENERkVCMDkAAQACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABgAAAAAAAAAAgi7YBG14EaK2XN+BFReCsKAAAAQAAAAGIKtHfpnZEGSdEICn7Hb5wEAAAAA-AT-gulfislands.com>
>	
>Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"
>
>"...Do you "cook" your paper just for pulp, or do you do it also for strips?
>
>If so, how?"
>
>Thanks
>
> 
>
>Hi Mathieu and the list.
>
>Re cooking paper for papier mache:
>
>I learned to use fairly large pieces of torn brown paper soaked in water
>overnight, then brought to a boil in a large canning pot. You "stir" the mix
>during the cook time so all the paper is equally cooked. The heavy brown
>paper becomes very supple and almost skin-like after a while when treated
>this way. 
>
>In the old days we wld laboriously tear up recycled brown bags, carefully
>tearing off the cut edges. Nowadays I just go to the paper-mill once in a
>while and indulge in a giant roll of heavy brown paper. It goes a long way
>even with the giant puppet heads.
>
>I also like cooked white-flour paste mixed with white glue [you could use
>Welbond for this!]. The addition of white glue deters insects, rodents, and
>quickens set up time. Basic kitchen chemistry...
>
>*        Start with cold water in a pot with a good thick bottom. 
>
>*        Sieve the flour in gradually, whisking to get rid of lumps and
>stirring while you heat it slowly to a slow boil to avoid scorching. Keep
>stirring with a big wooden spoon while it thickens until it's thick, then
>remove from heat. It will thicken a bit more while cooling. 
>
>*        Sieve it after it's cooled to eliminate any lumps. Whisking keeps
>it fluffy.
>
>*        Mix in the white glue till it's a consistency you like. 
>
>*        If you make a big batch you need to store the paste + glue glop in
>the fridge, to prolong its life. I use an ice-cream bucket with a lid. 
>
>*        A teaspoon of powdered ALUM in the flour + white-glue mixture [from
>a well-stocked grocery or drugstore] will prolong the life of the paste and
>reduce the chance of mould growth or stinkiness. Some people use Oil of
>Wintergreen instead - smells nice too.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Tina 
>
> 
>
> 
>
>Message: 5
>
>Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 18:20:14 -0400
>
>From: Mathieu Ren? <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca>
>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] papier m?che tips
>
>To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
>
>Message-ID: <001701c7ba9b$ab64ddc0$4001a8c0-AT-critter1>
>
>Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>
>          reply-type=original
>
> 
>
>Hi Tina,
>
> 
>
>I never stopped using paper mache, but recenyl I started using toxic 
>
>materials again, because the puppets required it, since I couldn't find any 
>
>non toxic alternatives for contact cement.
>
>This is about to change, thanks to Puptcrit people sharing their sources.
>
> 
>
> 
>
>Do you "cook" your paper just for pulp, or do you do it also for strips?
>
>If so, how?
>
>Thanks
>
> 
>
> 
>
> 
>
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 3
>Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 10:57:19 EDT
>From: tozuss-AT-aol.com
>Subject: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <d55.caa8e88.33bd0f4f-AT-aol.com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>
>I would like to have a puppet show at my wedding. There will only be adults  
>attending. Does anyone know of shows that satire marriage? Thanks for any  
>suggestions.
>Suzanne
>
>
>
>************************************** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 4
>Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 02:25:02 -0400
>From: "B. Shur" <mr_utamaro-AT-hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <BAY139-F27D14D59C0AABA40ABE562FE020-AT-phx.gbl>
>Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed
>
>I don't know what your budget is, but Big Nazo does a rock n roll stage show 
>with costume puppets that can take on almost any theme. The bonus is that 
>they'll be the band and the puppet show.
>
>www.bignazo.com
>
>
>
>
>
>------------------------------------------------------------>
>B Shur
>Little Bee Puppets
>
>
>
>
>I would like to have a puppet show at my wedding. There will only be adults
>attending. Does anyone know of shows that satire marriage? Thanks for any
>suggestions.
>Suzanne
>
>
>
>************************************** See what's free at 
>http://www.aol.com.
>_______________________________________________
>List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>
>_________________________________________________________________
>Don't get caught with egg on your face. Play Chicktionary! 
>http://club.live.com/chicktionary.aspx?icid=chick_hotmailtextlink2
>
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 5
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 00:02:25 -0700
>From: "Tim Giugni" <octorilla-AT-gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID:
>	<36468f8c0707050002s701cbe5bub42c71b5433ed544-AT-mail.gmail.com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
>And the location would be?
>
>On 7/4/07, tozuss-AT-aol.com <tozuss-AT-aol.com> wrote:
>>
>> I would like to have a puppet show at my wedding. There will only be
>> adults
>> attending. Does anyone know of shows that satire marriage? Thanks for any
>> suggestions.
>> Suzanne
>>
>>
>>
>> ************************************** See what's free at
>> http://www.aol.com.
>> _______________________________________________
>> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>> Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>>
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 6
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 07:42:30 EDT
>From: HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <d48.bdd9d2c.33be3326-AT-aol.com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>
>Punch and Judy, of course.
>Alice
>
>
>
>************************************** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 7
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 08:55:19 EDT
>From: tozuss-AT-aol.com
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <bde.171d7088.33be4437-AT-aol.com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>
>The wedding is April of next year, at Longwood Gardens in PA.
> 
>
>
>
>************************************** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 8
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 09:43:38 -0400
>From: Fred Greenspan <greenspan-AT-earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <d10d23f5a52632bba7fd69e7f55ed7e9-AT-earthlink.net>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed
>
>I have performed Punch & Judy at two weddings. One was a Medieval 
>Wedding with professional costumers outfitting all the guests and the 
>entertainers were also in appropriate medieval garb and performed like 
>a dinner theatre in a great hall at the Bear Mountain State Park Inn in 
>NY. The other wedding was a daytime formal wedding in a park in 
>Hartsdale, NY. I also performed "Prof. Frederick's Flea Circus" at my 
>daughter's Bat Mitzvah during the cocktail hour.
>
>Fred Greenspan - Traditional Puppeteer
>Ossining, New York
>http://www.traditionalpuppetry.com
>
>On Jul 5, 2007, at 7:42 AM, HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com wrote:
>
>> Punch and Judy, of course.
>> Alice
>>
>>
>>
>> ************************************** See what's free at 
>> http://www.aol.com.
>> _______________________________________________
>> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>> Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>>
>
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 9
>Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 10:23:39 -0400
>From: biersblackwood-AT-aol.com
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <8C98D273736ED48-4D4-8CD8-AT-WEBMAIL-DF11.sysops.aol.com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed
>
>This did not seem to make it to the list, so I'm resending it-- sorry 
>to anyone who does see it twice! This version is a little more detailed 
>in any event.-- SPK
>
>Dear Suzanne,
>
>I myself will be performing a puppet show for my sister's wedding in 
>November. While satirizing marriage itself may be risky at a wedding... 
>it could be done! I've done a translation of a 19th century puppet play 
>about marriage which will be coming out in a book, in both French and 
>English, next month. It's very violent, and more than a little cynical!
>
>And I think it's funny as well.   (The book, by the way, from Canada's 
>Charlemagne Press of Mr Luman Coad, with illustrations by The Old 
>Trouts puppeteer Judd Palmer, and puppets by Petr and Katia Rezac, is 
>called "The Merchant of Blows-with-a-Stick and Other Plays by Louis 
>Duranty.") The  script I was thinking of is called, "The Marriage of 
>Reason," and was written for Pierrot and Madame Triffouillon. It's a 
>French Punch & Judy, though whether I'll stage it at my sister's 
>wedding, I can't yet say.  It may be a little too raw.
>
>There could, however, be some very positive puppetry elements at a 
>wedding -- cherubs sailing above the happy couple with a ribbon banner, 
>etc.  Animated flowers and puppet hearts could take part....  I 
>remember reading that marionette angels could prove distracting in 
>medieval churches when they appeared to blow out candles the priest or 
>altar servers had just lit... the puppets were so funny, the Church 
>ended up putting them out.
>
>An after service party, later in the evening at the reception, could be 
>very raucous and naughty. Right now I'm planning to at least do a show 
>for the children during the reception's open bar cocktail hour, which 
>might not be naughty in the same way as the evening show, n'est ce pas?
>
>Sean
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: tozuss-AT-aol.com
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Sent: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 8:55 am
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>
>
>
>
>
>
>The wedding is April of next year, at Longwood Gardens in PA.
>
>
>
>
>************************************** See what's free at 
>http://www.aol.com.
>_______________________________________________
>List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>
>
>
>
>________________________________________________________________________
>AOL now offers free email to everyone.  Find out more about what's free 
>from AOL at AOL.com.
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 10
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 09:43:05 -0500
>From: Freshwater Pearls Puppetry <puppetry-AT-freshwpearls.com>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <20070705094305451146.f53d6f6d-AT-freshwpearls.com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
>Punch and Judy are the classic dysfunctional married puppet couple. Fred Greenspan could do a great performance for you. Fred, do you travel as far as PA? Also, Tuckers Tales does a Punch and Judy Show: http://members.aol.com/TUCKERMARIANNE/gpapg/gpapgindex.htm . They may also know about other performers in the area with a Punch show.
>
>P&J showed up at our wedding and cracked everybody up. I also was once hired to do a shadow show for mostly adults at a wedding. I introduced the show with some jokes - a short standup kind of thing. They all hooted like I was Jay Leno. But then, they may have been drunk. 8-)
>
>Regards,
>Diane
>(alias Professor Freshwater)
>
>http://www.freshwaterpearlspuppetry.com
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>Message: 11
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 11:57:55 -0400
>From: Fred Greenspan <greenspan-AT-earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] wedding ideas
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Message-ID: <b633b36bd3769c1274ca45dd16b10a3d-AT-earthlink.net>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed
>
>Thanks for the plug Diane. I travel as far as clients are willing to 
>pay me to travel. As you pointed out, the Tuckers would be closer to a 
>PA event.
>
>Fred Greenspan - Traditional Puppeteer
>Ossining, New York
>http://www.traditionalpuppetry.com
>
>On Jul 5, 2007, at 10:43 AM, Freshwater Pearls Puppetry wrote:
>
>> Punch and Judy are the classic dysfunctional married puppet couple. 
>> Fred Greenspan could do a great performance for you. Fred, do you 
>> travel as far as PA? Also, Tuckers Tales does a Punch and Judy Show: 
>> http://members.aol.com/TUCKERMARIANNE/gpapg/gpapgindex.htm . They may 
>> also know about other performers in the area with a Punch show.
>>
>> P&J showed up at our wedding and cracked everybody up. I also was once 
>> hired to do a shadow show for mostly adults at a wedding. I introduced 
>> the show with some jokes - a short standup kind of thing. They all 
>> hooted like I was Jay Leno. But then, they may have been drunk. 8-)
>>
>> Regards,
>> Diane
>> (alias Professor Freshwater)
>>
>> http://www.freshwaterpearlspuppetry.com
>> _______________________________________________
>> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>> Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>>
>
>
>
>------------------------------
>
>_______________________________________________
>List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>
>End of puptcrit Digest, Vol 33, Issue 5
>***************************************
>
>
>_______________________________________________
>List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>Archives: http://www.driftline.org

_______________________________________________
List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
Archives: http://www.driftline.org

   

Driftline Main Page

 

Display software: ArchTracker © Malgosia Askanas, 2000-2005