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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 02:28:04 GMT
Subject: [Puptcrit] Das Puppenspiel's BEYOND THE BEANSTALK


Grego is correct in surmising that Richard Chase's JACK TALES book was a primary resource for Das Puppenspiel's production, "Beyond the Beanstalk". The puppets tell  3 Jack Tales. The very useful guide provided by Puppenspiel for teachers recommends this book in particular.

The correct box office phone is (714) 556- 2787 for the Orange County Performing Arts Center 


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   1. Re: Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress' (puppetpro-AT-aol.com)
   2. Mr. Punch head (budsyard)
   3. Asymetrical puppet heads (Alan Cook)
   4. Re: Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress' (Ed Atkeson)
   5. Puppet Show alert May 1, 2, 3 (Alan Cook)
   6. Re: Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress' (Mary Horsley)
   7. Re: Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress' (The Independent Eye)
   8. Re: Show alert/Chase's Jack tales (Grego)
   9. Re: Obama video question (Puppet People)
  10. Show alert/Chase's Jack tales (Alan Cook)
  11. Re: Show alert/Chase's Jack tales (Grego)
  12. Re: Obama video question (Hobey Ford)
  13. Re: Show alert/Chase's Jack tales (Hobey Ford)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:54:01 -0400
From: puppetpro-AT-aol.com
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID: <8CB965A979316DB-16C0-1549-AT-FWM-D09.sysops.aol.com>

Katy,



I think you've got a great head there.?

I always check sculpts under light, turning them this way and that in  
order to see how many different "poses" or "moods" I can get. I prefer  
to sculpt slightly asymetrical faces when I do such characters, so  
that different sides give a different attitude.?




Rolande




-----Original Message-----
From: Katy Lloyd <idlekaty-AT-googlemail.com>
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Sent: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 5:39 am
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'








Thanks Alan, William, Alice, David and Mathieu for your responses and
encouragement!
Although I do like the gnarled and battered look of performing  
Punches, my
chap will be more a decorative piece or toy, since I have no  
puppeteering
troupe (woe is me). Although I'm planning to perform him on video for a
project, he won't need to be quite as solid as the 'real thing'. I'll  
follow
your tip with the laquer David, thankyou! I was going to make the paper
mache pretty thick, since I only need space for a couple of fingers  
inside
his head.
Regarding the small cranium, I thought his face would look more  
appealing if
it were more cartoony, and also I think it exaggerates his moon-like
profile. I haven't given it any detail since I want to give him a big  
floppy
hat, like the adorable puppet in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzw_SwpddIE&feature=related
I hadn't actually thought yet how to connect the hat to the head, but I
think I'll go for the drilling/sewing
technique (thanks Alice for the
suggestion!).

I've got to do a bit of work over the next few days, but I'll post up
progress photos as soon as I make some (..progress).

Thanks!

Katy

p.s: theres still time to add other comments/ suggestions if you so  
desire



-- 
http://katy.idlecreations.com/


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:12 AM, <HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com> wrote:

> I saw that as well, but I always either staple-gun or nail hats on;  
> or on
> occasions, screw, or drill then sew them on.
> Cheers,
> Alice
>
>
> In a message dated 4/27/2009 8:31:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> creaturiste-AT-primus.ca writes:
>
> Some  people will argue that it doesn't matter, if your Punch will  
> have a
> hat,  but from experience, I know too small a cranium makes it  
> difficult to
>
> install a hat, even with  glue.
>
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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:56:31 -0400
From: "budsyard" <bud-AT-budsyard.com>
Subject: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head
To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Message-ID: <604F55A48EDE4255BD9257AD4F7BDDF2-AT-owner490126a61>

Very nice sculpt Katy, it captures the character extremely well.
I have been doing a Punch and Judy show since 1957 ( my word! that's  
over 50 years ago ) and based my design on some 18th century Punch  
figures but without the humpback. To peek at mine, check out the URL  
below. Click on the image of Mr. Punch (that's me beside him) and get  
a larger image.

http://www.budsyard.com/puppetry.html

Bud -  "Unstrung Puppet Theater"

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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:26:36 GMT
From: "Alan Cook" <alangregorycook-AT-msn.com>
Subject: [Puptcrit] Asymetrical puppet heads
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID: <BLU111-DAV5D724894684911A9AE98FBC6E0-AT-phx.gbl>

In 1948, Don Sahlin showed me a puppet head which was notable for its   
non-symetry. With every turn, the face seemed animated. This is  
particularly useful for extreme character types like the one Don  
called "Effie Crud". For Prince & Princess types a symetry may work  
better.

Don applied his genius for puppetry in many ways, working with George  
Pal, Bob Baker, Martin & Olga Stevens, Jim Henson and others. I've  
known many brilliant talents in the field. Don was one of the very best.

Alan Cook


-----Original Message-----
From: puppetpro-AT-aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:54 PM
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'

Katy,



I think you've got a great head there.?

I always check sculpts under light, turning them this way and that in  
order to see how many different "poses" or "moods" I can get. I prefer  
to sculpt slightly asymetrical faces when I do such characters, so  
that different sides give a different attitude.?




Rolande




-----Original Message-----
From: Katy Lloyd <idlekaty-AT-googlemail.com>
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Sent: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 5:39 am
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'








Thanks Alan, William, Alice, David and Mathieu for your responses and
encouragement!
Although I do like the gnarled and battered look of performing  
Punches, my
chap will be more a decorative piece or toy, since I have no  
puppeteering
troupe (woe is me). Although I'm planning to perform him on video for a
project, he won't need to be quite as solid as the 'real thing'. I'll  
follow
your tip with the laquer David, thankyou! I was going to make the paper
mache pretty thick, since I only need space for a couple of fingers  
inside
his head.
Regarding the small cranium, I thought his face would look more  
appealing if
it were more cartoony, and also I think it exaggerates his moon-like
profile. I haven't given it any detail since I want to give him a big  
floppy
hat, like the adorable puppet in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzw_SwpddIE&feature=related
I hadn't actually thought yet how to connect the hat to the head, but I
think I'll go for the drilling/sewing
technique (thanks Alice for the
suggestion!).

I've got to do a bit of work over the next few days, but I'll post up
progress photos as soon as I make some (..progress).

Thanks!

Katy

p.s: theres still time to add other comments/ suggestions if you so  
desire



-- 
http://katy.idlecreations.com/


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:12 AM, <HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com> wrote:

> I saw that as well, but I always either staple-gun or nail hats on;  
> or on
> occasions, screw, or drill then sew them on.
> Cheers,
> Alice
>
>
> In a message dated 4/27/2009 8:31:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> creaturiste-AT-primus.ca writes:
>
> Some  people will argue that it doesn't matter, if your Punch will  
> have a
> hat,  but from experience, I know too small a cranium makes it  
> difficult to
>
> install a hat, even with  glue.
>
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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 18:25:55 -0400
From: Ed Atkeson <edatkeson-AT-gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID:
	<8d3e9e970904281525u2b150b2fnbccb398af06df2b6-AT-mail.gmail.com>

It's just terrific Katy. A fine Mr. Punch. And thanks for the link to
that clip too.
The assymetrical faces idea... Duh! thank you!
Lurk and learn
Ed

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 4:54 PM,  <puppetpro-AT-aol.com> wrote:
> Katy,
>
>
>
> I think you've got a great head there.
>
> I always check sculpts under light, turning them this way and that  
> in order to see how many different "poses" or "moods" I can get. I  
> prefer to sculpt slightly asymetrical faces when I do such  
> characters, so that different sides give a different attitude.
>
>
>
>
> Rolande
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Katy Lloyd <idlekaty-AT-googlemail.com>
> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> Sent: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 5:39 am
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Thanks Alan, William, Alice, David and Mathieu for your responses and
> encouragement!
> Although I do like the gnarled and battered look of performing  
> Punches, my
> chap will be more a decorative piece or toy, since I have no  
> puppeteering
> troupe (woe is me). Although I'm planning to perform him on video  
> for a
> project, he won't need to be quite as solid as the 'real thing'.  
> I'll follow
> your tip with the laquer David, thankyou! I was going to make the  
> paper
> mache pretty thick, since I only need space for a couple of fingers  
> inside
> his head.
> Regarding the small cranium, I thought his face would look more  
> appealing if
> it were more cartoony, and also I think it exaggerates his moon-like
> profile. I haven't given it any detail since I want to give him a  
> big floppy
> hat, like the adorable puppet in this video:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzw_SwpddIE&feature=related
> I hadn't actually thought yet how to connect the hat to the head,  
> but I
> think I'll go for the drilling/sewing
> technique (thanks Alice for the
> suggestion!).
>
> I've got to do a bit of work over the next few days, but I'll post up
> progress photos as soon as I make some (..progress).
>
> Thanks!
>
> Katy
>
> p.s: theres still time to add other comments/ suggestions if you so  
> desire
>
>
>
> --
> http://katy.idlecreations.com/
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:12 AM, <HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com> wrote:
>
>> I saw that as well, but I always either staple-gun or nail hats on;  
>> or on
>> occasions, screw, or drill then sew them on.
>> Cheers,
>> Alice
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 4/27/2009 8:31:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
>> creaturiste-AT-primus.ca writes:
>>
>> Some ?people will argue that it doesn't matter, if your Punch will  
>> have a
>> hat, ?but from experience, I know too small a cranium makes it  
>> difficult to
>>
>> install a hat, even with ?glue.
>>
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>
>
>
>
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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:14:39 GMT
From: "Alan Cook" <alangregorycook-AT-msn.com>
Subject: [Puptcrit] Puppet Show alert May 1, 2, 3
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Cc: LoisLAGOPIPMpeide-AT-qwest.net
Message-ID: <BLU111-DAV89BB6B14612ACC7859B20BC6F0-AT-phx.gbl>

The Orange County Performing Arts Center, in Southern California. once  
again provides a stage for puppets. This time, they present the local  
debut of the 35 year old touring company from Westfield, New York  
known as "Das Puppenspiel" in a performance of "Beyond the Beanstalk"  
which is a collection of folk tales originating in Engand,.

These delightful stories arrived in America's  Appalachia with early   
settlers from Europe.

Das Puppenspiel (which means "Puppet Show" in English) uses large and  
colorful puppets operated in modified bunraku technique.. They have  
performed for over two and a half million viewers throughout our  
country. Just last week, they made a repeat appearance at the Montalvo  
Arts Center in Saratoga, California. Many other venues where they have  
performed are listed at their webpages at

www.puppets.org

Tickets are $22 at the box office (714) 556-2121

Friday, May 1st at 7 pm
Saturday, May 2 at 1 pm
Sunday, May 3 at 1 pm

The show will be staged in the intimately proportioned Founders Hall  
located in the large tan structure (Segerstrom Hall) at 600 Town  
Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA.

Easy access from Bristol just north of the #405 San Diego Freeway. If  
you arrive early, there are many restaurants in the big shopping  
center on the west side of Bristol.  You can walk via a pedestrian  
bridge in the shopping mall free parking area, heading eastward over  
Bristol to the theater complex, or park in the nearby parking  
structure on Town Center Drive (paid parking).

Before the show there are varied activities for young children: games,  
coloring and puzzles as well as a book area.

Happily, The Orange County Performing Arts Center, www.OCPAC.org  has  
a history of presenting a wide variety of quality puppet shows. In the  
days precedng the public performances, local school classes will visit  
performances.

Alan Cook



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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:33:52 -0400
From: Mary Horsley <mphorsley-AT-verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID: <A226D9B4-47B7-4A20-8898-360481B27DE7-AT-verizon.net>

Katy, Nice work on the Punch!
He reminds me of my own......who is sitting inside a box (sad).....


Mary Horsley
mphorsley-AT-verizon.net



On Apr 28, 2009, at 5:39 AM, Katy Lloyd wrote:

> Thanks Alan, William, Alice, David and Mathieu for your responses and
> encouragement!
> Although I do like the gnarled and battered look of performing
> Punches, my
> chap will be more a decorative piece or toy, since I have no
> puppeteering
> troupe (woe is me). Although I'm planning to perform him on video
> for a
> project, he won't need to be quite as solid as the 'real thing'.
> I'll follow
> your tip with the laquer David, thankyou! I was going to make the
> paper
> mache pretty thick, since I only need space for a couple of fingers
> inside
> his head.
> Regarding the small cranium, I thought his face would look more
> appealing if
> it were more cartoony, and also I think it exaggerates his moon-like
> profile. I haven't given it any detail since I want to give him a
> big floppy
> hat, like the adorable puppet in this video:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzw_SwpddIE&feature=related
> I hadn't actually thought yet how to connect the hat to the head,
> but I
> think I'll go for the drilling/sewing technique (thanks Alice for the
> suggestion!).
>
> I've got to do a bit of work over the next few days, but I'll post up
> progress photos as soon as I make some (..progress).
>
> Thanks!
>
> Katy
>
> p.s: theres still time to add other comments/ suggestions if you so
> desire
>
>
>
> -- 
> http://katy.idlecreations.com/
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:12 AM, <HobgoblinH-AT-aol.com> wrote:
>
>> I saw that as well, but I always either staple-gun or nail hats on;
>> or on
>> occasions, screw, or drill then sew them on.
>> Cheers,
>> Alice
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 4/27/2009 8:31:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
>> creaturiste-AT-primus.ca writes:
>>
>> Some  people will argue that it doesn't matter, if your Punch will
>> have a
>> hat,  but from experience, I know too small a cranium makes it
>> difficult to
>>
>> install a hat, even with  glue.
>>
> _______________________________________________
> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
> Archives: http://www.driftline.org



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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:38:20 -0700
From: The Independent Eye <eye-AT-independenteye.org>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Mr. Punch head - 'work in progress'
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID: <p06240812c61d6c8cb73d-AT-[192.0.0.101]>

> The assymetrical faces idea...

	For me, symmetrical faces work only if the character is very
iconic or archetypal, i.e. representing some kind of "ideal" prince,
princess, etc., as if it's a representation drawn from some ancient
traditional art.  That works fine for some kinds of shows.  Real
human faces are quite asymmetrical - I used to fret enormously as a
teenager looking in the mirror and seeing how radically "misshapen"
my mug was.  Amazing that someone actually married me.  You can get a
lot of asymmetry into even very beautiful faces without its verging
into the grotesque.

-Conrad B.
-- 
Visit our website at <http://www.independenteye.org> for
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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:30:31 +0900
From: Grego <grego-AT-gregoland.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Show alert/Chase's Jack tales
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID: <F8CDC018-95BD-473B-9C16-564BD0C67385-AT-gregoland.com>

Apparently the source material for "Beyond the Beanstalk"  is a book
of "Jack tales" collected by Appalachian folklorist Richard Chase.
For many of his later years he lived in Claremont, Ca. (your old
stomping grounds, right Alan?) There the famously eccentric geezer
told his tales and taught his stuff, including Appalachian flavored
English folk-ritual/dance. I first met him at one such workshop at
the local Unitarian church.
  His troupe (myself included) went on to perform dance and mummery
at the original Renaissance Faires, where he was a revered elder.
The troupe became not only a popular attraction, but also an ongoing
research and exhibition lab that spawned many new projects after
Chase (aka "Uncle Dick" or "The Old Man") left to end his life back
in Appalachia. That Faire provided a large degree of vocational
sustainability for the budding 20th century renaissance of
traditional hand-craft and performance arts, making it a grand venue
for both puppet makers and performers over the years. It, and Chase,
provided key elements in the formation of my current work.
Wish I could see the Das Puppenspiel show.
Thanks for the heads up, Alan.
-G


On Apr 29, 2009, at 12:14 AM, Alan Cook wrote:

> The Orange County Performing Arts Center, in Southern California.
> once again provides a stage for puppets. This time, they present
> the local debut of the 35 year old touring company from Westfield,
> New York known as "Das Puppenspiel" in a performance of "Beyond the
> Beanstalk" which is a collection of folk tales originating in Engand,.
>


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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 23:57:19 -0400
From: "Puppet People" <puppetpeople-AT-nycap.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Obama video question
To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Message-ID: <9E4BB99284424D77B4AB9D07893429BA-AT-YOUR4353FC193C>
	reply-type=original

Hey Hoby;
    Just checking in on the "Bailout video". I know you just got the  
videos
in, but I was wondering when you think the final one will be finish.
    No rush on it or anything, I am just curious on what other people  
did.

Mark
The Puppet People
Schenectady, NY



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Message: 10
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:04:43 GMT
From: "Alan Cook" <alangregorycook-AT-msn.com>
Subject: [Puptcrit] Show alert/Chase's Jack tales
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Cc: HCho-AT-OCPAC.orgIPMLAGOP
Message-ID: <BLU111-DAV43F553E4E7327C6B98BF8BC6F0-AT-phx.gbl>

Grego is right about my having a connection with Claremont,  
Califiornia. I graduated there from Pomona College 56 years ago come  
May/June. I also had 3 puppet exhibits at the Los Angeles County Fair  
in nearby Pomona, the town where my college was hatched before moving  
next door to a then very rural Claremont. Our International Puppetry  
Museum lent several puppets to an exhibit at the Petterson Museum at  
Pilgrim Place in Claremont in 2008-9 also.

I welcome the information on folklorist Richard Chase, and his book,  
"The Jack Tales" and also the information about Richard Chase's  
connection with Claremont and his connection with the Renaissance  
Pleasure Faires.

The Faires began in Studio City, CA, next to a concrete-lined channel  
of the Los Angeles River, as a fund raiser for public radio station  
KPFK. That was after I graduated from Pomona College.

2 or 3 years ago, the Pomona College magazine put me on the cover and  
inside  there was an article on my puppet collection now housed  in  
Pasadena. (www.puppetrtymuseum.org)

Preston Hibbard was very active in starting the Faire when he lived in  
Studio City. He was an artist and a puppeteer who did a good Punch &  
Judy show which had the line, "and your mother dresses you funny".

The Faires have been independent of KPFK for decades.

I went  to the 2009 Faire now at Santa Fe Dam, on Easter Sunday. The  
only puppets were those by Folkmanis, on sale at a poppet booth, but  
at past Faires, Bruce D. Schwartz originated his famed "The Rat of  
Huge Proportions" and "The Farmer's Acursed Wife" at age 17/18 when  
the Faire was in Agoura. Preston Hibbard did "Punch", and French  
puppeteer Roger Jouglet  (sometime Los Angeles resident) performed   
too. Some years, Giant puppets were included in the Royal Procession.  
And my good friends Phil & Sharon Moyer, (volunteers at the  
International Puppetry Museum, active members & officers of the Los  
Angeles Guild of Puppetry) were active participants at the Faires  
until their deaths last year. I miss them & I miss seeing puppet shows  
at the Faire.

Once again it is a small world.

Maybe I can obtain a copy of the study guide supplied by Das  
Puppenspiel for use by teachers who are bringing their students to  
performances at the Orange Couny Performing Arts Center this week (700  
students will have that pleasure as part of OCPAC's ongoing Education  
Program which seeks to train the next generation of theater-goers. It  
seems a worthy project to me!

Looking over the OCPAC Press releases, there seem to be TWO phone  
numbers for the box office (714) 755-0236 is mentioned in the text,  
and (714) 556-2121 is at the bottom of the Press Release pages.

Grego has given our local puppeteers another reason to travel to Costa  
Mesa May 1-2 or 3.

Alan Cook


-----Original Message-----
From: Grego
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:30 PM
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Show alert/Chase's Jack tales

Apparently the source material for "Beyond the Beanstalk"  is a book
of "Jack tales" collected by Appalachian folklorist Richard Chase.
For many of his later years he lived in Claremont, Ca. (your old
stomping grounds, right Alan?) There the famously eccentric geezer
told his tales and taught his stuff, including Appalachian flavored
English folk-ritual/dance. I first met him at one such workshop at
the local Unitarian church.
  His troupe (myself included) went on to perform dance and mummery
at the original Renaissance Faires, where he was a revered elder.
The troupe became not only a popular attraction, but also an ongoing
research and exhibition lab that spawned many new projects after
Chase (aka "Uncle Dick" or "The Old Man") left to end his life back
in Appalachia. That Faire provided a large degree of vocational
sustainability for the budding 20th century renaissance of
traditional hand-craft and performance arts, making it a grand venue
for both puppet makers and performers over the years. It, and Chase,
provided key elements in the formation of my current work.
Wish I could see the Das Puppenspiel show.
Thanks for the heads up, Alan.
-G


On Apr 29, 2009, at 12:14 AM, Alan Cook wrote:

> The Orange County Performing Arts Center, in Southern California.
> once again provides a stage for puppets. This time, they present
> the local debut of the 35 year old touring company from Westfield,
> New York known as "Das Puppenspiel" in a performance of "Beyond the
> Beanstalk" which is a collection of folk tales originating in Engand,.
>
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Message: 11
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:36:27 +0900
From: Grego <grego-AT-gregoland.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Show alert/Chase's Jack tales
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID: <5502DC07-BB73-4CB0-9126-AC378C3C684C-AT-gregoland.com>


> Maybe I can obtain a copy of the study guide supplied by Das
> Puppenspiel for use by teachers

Alan, the site at the link you supplied has this link to a study guide:
http://www.puppets.org/wimages/Beanstalk_Studyguide.pdf

As for the partial list of puppeteers at the Ren Faire, (count me
in), after the Faire split from KPFK it was run by the Patterson
family, whose youngest son, Brian, did Punch there, and may still be
active. SF guild members may have more up to date info on that than me.
Ken Feit is another legendary name that has come up before on this
list, who passed through the Faire shires.
Giant puppets there included a group that was said to have spun off
of Bread and Puppet in the early 70s. The giants you remember seeing
in processions were probably Gog and Magog, built by the Faire's
design dept. in imitation of the ones from that group.
And finally, getting back to Jack, most of you have probably heard
that the Jack tales were the source of the name for those charming
little Appalachian clogging puppets, limberjacks.
-G


> The Faires have been independent of KPFK for decades.
>
> I went  to the 2009 Faire now at Santa Fe Dam, on Easter Sunday.
> The only puppets were those by Folkmanis, on sale at a poppet
> booth, but at past Faires, Bruce D. Schwartz originated his famed
> "The Rat of Huge Proportions" and "The Farmer's Acursed Wife" at
> age 17/18 when the Faire was in Agoura. Preston Hibbard did
> "Punch", and French puppeteer Roger Jouglet  (sometime Los Angeles
> resident) performed  too. Some years, Giant puppets were included
> in the Royal Procession. And my good friends Phil & Sharon Moyer,
> (volunteers at the International Puppetry Museum, active members &
> officers of the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry) were active
> participants at the Faires until their deaths last year. I miss
> them & I miss seeing puppet shows at the Faire.
>


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Message: 12
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:27:48 -0400
From: Hobey Ford <hobeyone-AT-gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Obama video question
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID:
	<94bd5b080904290627x5e1a638bw169741170e858f82-AT-mail.gmail.com>

I'm going to put it up on youtube May1st.  I am tweeking the last
submissions into place.  There were ten or so submissions including
mine.  The quality of video resolution is a bit rough on some
submissions so I worry about projection and how pixilated it might be,
but I knew that this would be a hazard. For youtube the resolution is
fine.   They have offered to show it at the opening of the festival,
so I might have to replace a couple of bits for the showing there to
improve over all resoljution.  I like the final edit a lot and
appreciate all the submissions, including still shots which will come
in a musical interlude  at the end with credits.

Thanks
Hobey



On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:57 PM, Puppet People
<puppetpeople-AT-nycap.rr.com> wrote:
> Hey Hoby;
> ? ?Just checking in on the "Bailout video". I know you just got the  
> videos
> in, but I was wondering when you think the final one will be finish.
> ? ?No rush on it or anything, I am just curious on what other people  
> did.
>
> Mark
> The Puppet People
> Schenectady, NY
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Message: 13
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:36:20 -0400
From: Hobey Ford <hobeyone-AT-gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Show alert/Chase's Jack tales
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Message-ID:
	<94bd5b080904290636x71e657b0lbec73c15083abf06-AT-mail.gmail.com>

There was a wonderful storyteller named Ray Hicks whose family passed
down these Jack tales here in Appalachia.   He was hilarious but you
could barely understand his appalachian-scoth-irish accent which was
definitely part of the fun.  The accent, some claim , is the closest
thing to olde english spoken today.  Ray passed away a couple of years
ago.

Das Puppenspiel does beautiful work so it should be a fun show.




On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:30 PM, Grego <grego-AT-gregoland.com> wrote:
> Apparently the source material for "Beyond the Beanstalk" ?is a book
> of "Jack tales" collected by Appalachian folklorist Richard Chase.
> For many of his later years he lived in Claremont, Ca. (your old
> stomping grounds, right Alan?) There the famously eccentric geezer
> told his tales and taught his stuff, including Appalachian flavored
> English folk-ritual/dance. I first met him at one such workshop at
> the local Unitarian church.
> ?His troupe (myself included) went on to perform dance and mummery
> at the original Renaissance Faires, where he was a revered elder.
> The troupe became not only a popular attraction, but also an ongoing
> research and exhibition lab that spawned many new projects after
> Chase (aka "Uncle Dick" or "The Old Man") left to end his life back
> in Appalachia. That Faire provided a large degree of vocational
> sustainability for the budding 20th century renaissance of
> traditional hand-craft and performance arts, making it a grand venue
> for both puppet makers and performers over the years. It, and Chase,
> provided key elements in the formation of my current work.
> Wish I could see the Das Puppenspiel show.
> Thanks for the heads up, Alan.
> -G
>
>
> On Apr 29, 2009, at 12:14 AM, Alan Cook wrote:
>
>> The Orange County Performing Arts Center, in Southern California.
>> once again provides a stage for puppets. This time, they present
>> the local debut of the 35 year old touring company from Westfield,
>> New York known as "Das Puppenspiel" in a performance of "Beyond the
>> Beanstalk" which is a collection of folk tales originating in  
>> Engand,.
>>
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