File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 9

Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 10:34:56 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Bettleheim and other writers of renown

Whoops! Frank Stockton wrote Grifin and the Minor Canon.  Jack Zipes
edited or translated.  Sorry bout that.

On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Hobey Ford <> wrote:
> 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 <> 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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