File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 434


Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:56:23 -0700
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] Zipes & Stories


>Jack Zipes has translated Grimms has written many books about Fairy Tales...

I haven't been in contact with Jack Zipes for a number of years, but 
strongly recommend his many books on folktales.  Glad to hear about 
his work in Minneapolis.  The Children's Theatre Company there, led 
by Peter Brosius (who directed one of our plays many years ago at 
Mark Taper Forum), is exemplary not only in its level of production 
value but in finding new avenues of interaction with its audience.

One of Jack's early publications was POLITICAL PLAYS FOR CHILDREN, a 
translation of plays by the Berlin children's theatre GRIPS.  We 
produced one of them, MUGNOG, with Theatre X in Milwaukee.  Very 
intelligent, entertaining, non-preachy, humane pieces.

I wonder if anyone has produced any of the GRIPS pieces with puppets? 
Seems to me they'd be very effective.  We'd do it in a flash if we 
did stuff for kids.  Maybe we should.

Cheers-
Conrad B.
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