File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 5


Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 10:15:18 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Bettleheim and other writers of renown


Jack Zipes wrote The Griffin and the minor Canon which I saw a NY
state company perform at the Atlanta festival in the mid 80's.  It was
one on the best productions I've seen.  The puppeteers wore fencing
masks and the feet were hooked up to their knees.  They were muppet
style and the Griffin was an amazing puppet which I have photos for.
I later called the director to chat about the piece which I greatly
admired.  The story is about a Canon (church official) who hires a
sculptor to carve a griffin sculpture in a church facade. The griffin
has never seen his own likeness and likes it so much that he moves
into the village.  He begins educating the children and inventing
stuff.  The villagers are horrified because to survive he must eat
someone on the winter solstice or die.  I have to admit that I have
waited for years to pass so I might mount a production of it, but it
was so perfect I must leave it alone.  Does anyone remember this
production?

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 1:24 AM, Mathieu René <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca> wrote:
> Jack Zipes translated (from German, and uncensored) the Brothers Grimm Fairy
> tales version that I have.
>
> Lots of fun, but lots of gore.
>
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