File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 15


Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 11:02:59 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Spoon River Anthology


For several years I've had a shadow version of "Spoon River" inventing itself in the recesses of my brain. Maybe someday I'll bring it into the physical world! The book's vignette structure would really lend itself to puppetry, I think. It's quite the soap opera, exploring just about every frailty of human nature. Definitely not subject matter for the kiddies, but a fine adult show. BTW, folksinger Michael Smith wrote a lovely little piece about Spoon River: http://www.artistsofnote.com/michael/lyrics/spoon-river.shtml, and Claudia Schmidt recorded it: http://www.last.fm/music/Claudia+Schmidt/_/Spoon+River?autostart . Wouldn't that make a great soundtrack?

Regards,
Diane

http://www.freshwaterpearlspuppetry.com/bubbleblog/

"You must remember this: a fish ain't just a fish. A fish is no dumb guy! For, every fishie goes to school: they're smart small fry."
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