File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 31


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 22:40:26 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Rebellious puppets: an example


Mathieu,
Solo puppeteers, by the very act of performing, are doing some sort of  
"self-affirmation" message -- how many time have children been awed by  
realizing ALL THAT was produced by a SINGLE PERSON?

One of my first puppet shows used a sock puppet that was searching for  
his partner (lost in the laundry). He was very upset about being  
turned into a puppet, and wasn't sure that his sock partner would  
every accept him again...In his journey, he discovered some of the  
good points about being a puppet. By the time he finally found his  
sock mate, he was happy as he was, a puppet. His sock mate, not being  
a puppet, couldn't comment.

Rolande



On Jan 4, 2008, at 6:39 PM, Mathieu René wrote:

> Hi all, and Happy New Year!
>
> A little while ago (last year, really) I asked people about puppet  
> shows that have a message of "rebbellion".
> Actually, I should have called it a "self affirmation message", or a  
> Freedom message, something that would encourage people, especially  
> kids, to make their own way, to think for themselves.
>
> Well, I knew of one example all along, without even realising it was  
> related to my query:
> "This Frog", a song performed by Kermit the Frog, on an album.
> It has the elements of "doing your own thing despite everybody's  
> concerns" that I was looking for!
> What an inspirational Message!
>
> Here is a link to WATCH and listen a videoclip of it.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N79nQQzcdGI
>
>
> and a link to an mp3 of it, another version (with some sopranos  
> backup singers).
> http://www.mobiuseng.com/Kermit/Songs/sesamestreet_kermit_this- 
> frog.mp3
>
>
>
>
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