More from Peter Peasgood
Sylvia and Peter Peasgood with Barbara Reimers, Preetz 1997
Now a free download: [Fierce
Feathers], a toy theatre production in four short acts,
adapted by Peter Peasgood in 1995 from the
story by L. V. Hodgkin
From Peter's letter:
. . . . . Now I have an idea for you. Could you copy on to the net
all the enclosed sheets . . . for the play "Fierce Feathers"
which I have dramatised from the story by L. V. Hodgkin. If it is
possible, then all the AMERICAN TOY THEATRE enthusiasts could then download
. . . . The play's content will not suit everybody but
it is very good for children as there are not many speaking parts but quite
a bit of pushing on. An adult should be the narrator since this is a long
part requiring timing so that the scenes can be changed. It is a true story
of frontier life in a Quaker colony on the banks of the River Hudson
at Saratoga Springs just prior to the American war of Independence. Every
little Quaker character in it actually lived and have their real
names and all the costumes are authentic to the period with
jackets without buttons. The Indian names I have made up but are typical
for these Forest People who lived by trapping but who respected Nature
as a Divine Vision. Dressed in the buckskin, and wearing Wampum
Bead Jewellery they make good characters for Toy Theatre set against TheQuakers.
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May Day Joys Costume
Prison Jack & the
See also the article I wrote
about the Ramsgate Festival which will appear in the next UNIMA Bulletin.
Letter about the film The Garden
of Allah with Charles Boyer, Marlene Dietrich, and Basil
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