Famous Puppet Death Scenes
Famous Puppet Death Scenes skims the tragedy off life and then tosses it away. Grand Guignol meets Feydeau (in fact, Guignol was originally a puppet character). Old Trout Puppet Workshop exploits puppets’ remarkable ability to trivialize. They make us superior to death, and we can laugh at it, as if it were The Day of the Dead. It suggests the French term for Ionesco’s theater, le théâtre de dérision. I couldn’t have liked it more!
- Steve Capra