Puppetry invokes our deep residual instincts for the ‘primitive’ and atavistic truths of who we are but don’t always know how to, or allow ourselves, young and old alike, to access.
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The Hunter's Son
... we exercised a degree of poetic licence to accommodate the vagaries of puppet theatre, production design, and presentation. It was also important to access symbolic and aesthetic content more dramatically than the original narrative otherwise allowed. We substituted the rat with a lizard for purposes of aesthetic and thematic continuity. We wanted to reinforce the notion of the potentially difficult terrain between father-son relationships and we felt the squamate symbolism and associations better served this end... so that when the hunter finally reaches the village in the search for his son, he has reached the nadir of his dark night of the soul and with a powerful flourish of Lear-like remorse gains insight into his previous behaviour. In so doing he finds the resolve to refute the chief’s bribery and begins to arrest the dissociative implications of the chaos we witnessed at the start. In so doing he offers a timely chance of restitution for his son to grasp, should the boy so choose...