Theresa bush, mfa a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of masters of fine arts in costume design at virginia commonwealth university. Directordesigner team phelim mcdermott and julian crouch have whipped up an. Project gutenberg ebook of struwwelpeter, merry stories. The kids are all right in terrific shockheaded peter.
A man called peter became the numberone bestseller when it was published in 1951, and around the world lives were changed by reading of the chaplains remarkable faith. If you like oldstyle loony tunes cartoons, youll appreciate this play. Cancel all other engagements for this gorgeously gory glory of a show. I was introduced to the tiger lillies by going to see shockheaded peter in the theatre. The title of the first story provides the title of the whole book. Julian crouch and phelim mcdermotts musical stage creation would demand no less such is the enlightenment they expect from us amid one of the most imaginative social commentaries in theater today. Stage directions are sparse so that the movement can really be catered to the space. In 1982 karl blake formed shock headed peters with ashley wales, eventually adding dave knight, then mark rowlatt and clive glover from 198486, the band often toured with the dave. Peter and the wolf is the winner of the best childrens show of the 2006 seattle times footlight awards. Shockheaded peter nordiska international performing. A british production of shockheaded peter, with kate bishop, lawrence grossmith, george grossmith jr. Shockheaded peter is the macabre story of a young and childless couple who yearn.
In the foreword to this audio book, peters son writes, even when dads words were preached secondhand. It won a number of british theatre awards in the years following its release. It was first published as a oneact play and is published in this new edition as a twoact play. There are a number of different versions the one that mary martin and others have done is owned by samuel french and they can either sell you a script or send you a perusal copy if you are thinking of a production. Struwwelpeter first appeared in english in 1848, three years after the german original, but who translated it is unknown. Return to neverland script transcript from the screenplay. Heinrich hoffmann, a frankfurt medical man of the lunatic asylum, wrote and illustrated the struwwelpeter shockheaded peter. Nov 25, 2004 henry has reminded us of one of the bestknown appearances of the word shockheaded. The perverse delight of shockheaded peter the perverse delight of shockheaded peter zipes, jack 20000101 00. When the script calls for a withdrawing room,two dimensional furniture is carried on to the stage by the players. A production of no real merit with failings in all areas. Mama and nurse went out one day, leaving harriet alone to play. Peter bounds on stage or onto playing area and crows.
Our optional filter replaced words with on this page configure. The piece will need to be given the time it deserves, dont rush it. Not for everyone and that may be the understatement of the year but its definitely for some of you. Hoffmann himself would have been upset by this production, because it carries his dictums to an extreme and exposes what he sought to rationalize. Barrie is in the public domain throughout the european union, canada, australia, and most of the rest of the world. Youve found your way to the rehearsal and production blog for shockheaded peter, a musical in production at bostons company one theatre, march 2015. This monologue can either be performed as a stand alone person or you can use the added dimension of a powerpoint in the background, which adds focus to certain words in the piece. Shockheaded peter is the twoword answer to people who think that theatre has had its day. Shockheaded peter poem by heinrich hoffmann poem hunter. Shockheaded peter is the macabre story of a young and childless couple who yearn for a baby. Puppets made of what looks like soft foam with their handlers clearly visible, working alongside the actors, are integrated into the stories.
Struwwelpeter or shockheadedpeter heinrich hoffman contents merry stories and funny pictures shockheaded peter cruel frederick the dreadful story of harriet and the matches the story of the man that went out shooting the story of little suckathumb the story of augustus, who would not have any soup the story of fidgety philip the story of. The return of the repressed was transformed into the frame for the play. Tink she fastly recites if you ask your mother whether she knew about peter pan when she was a little girl she will say, why, of course, i did, child, and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in. Shockheaded peter by heinrich hoffmann famous poems. Peterwendy the cast wears pajamas, and probably convenient sneakers.
Described by its producer as a nineteenthcentury popup video, it projects a dizzy mix of talents. Peter ill blow you out peter and tinker bell take big breaths ready to blow winkie. This site is written and maintained by ilana brownstein and ramona ostrowski, members of company one theatres dramaturgy team. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from shock headed peters at the discogs marketplace. Nov 12, 2014 this short film was created and executed in 48 hours during the final stages of the audition process for the reality tv show, on the lot, produced by steven spielberg and mark burnett. Finally, the return to neverland script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the peter pan sequel movie.
A current production cant recreate the original, nor should it youve had to set up the conditions for the creation of something new. Fresh from their hit olivier nominated production, alices adventures underground, innovative theatre company les enfants terribles arrive at wiltons to present their multiple awardwinning show, the terrible infants. This resource is ideal for both students and teachers who want to read more about the world of the play, the collaborating artists, and the stories behind script. Shockheaded peter wurde 1998 im west yorkshire playhouse in leeds. A medical doctor who lived in frankfurt am main, hoffmann had a strong social conscience and was. We hear sounds of a magical harp, gentle like a lullaby. Tonileslie james, head of costumes, vcu theatre department. Shockheaded peter struwwelpeter theater heidelberg. May 04, 2016 but best of all, shockheaded peter is just so pleasingly sinister and strange, and i blame this early exposure to surely the weirdest book ever written to children for my taste for the quirky. Find out more about the company and artists by exploring the tabs above, and check out our blog posts for detailed sneakpeeks into the rehearsal and band rooms. Are we being told that children who play with guns will turn them on. A man called peter by catherine marshall overdrive.
This short film was created and executed in 48 hours during the final stages of the audition process for the reality tv show, on the lot, produced by steven spielberg and mark burnett. But best of all, shockheaded peter is just so pleasingly sinister and strange, and i blame this early exposure to surely the weirdest book ever written to children for my taste for the quirky. To access the free samples, with up to 90% of the play, sign into your account or sign. It does not know anything whatsoever to do with moral prescripts. Unable to resist, wendy opens it, peter arrives, and theyre off to neverland. Shockheaded peter 1998 is a british musical opera by the tiger lillies. Like the tiger lillies did, i struggle with hoffmans intentions in creating these stories of punishing children who misbehave, and im interested in that critique of 19th century child rearing practices. Shockheaded peter at c1 a rehearsal and production blog.
Shockheaded peter is a 1998 musical using the popular german childrens book. This is a most splendid musical version of the classic childrens story shockheaded peter. Struwwelpeter does not mean shockheaded peter, but something closer to slovenly peter, also used as a title in translation. His only light is of the fairy, tink, who follows him everywhere. A medical doctor who lived in frankfurt am main, hoffmann had a strong social conscience and was influenced by. This childrens gothic horror tale has enjoyed two limited runs at the lyric hammersmith theatre and a regional tour last year. A junk opera by the tiger lillies, a threepiece band with a large cult. First we meet the ugly peter who was brought to his parents by a walking stork and later was put underneath the floorboards. Shockheaded peter 2005 offbroadway tickets, news, info. The education staff at company one theatre is pleased to share our shockheaded peter curricular connections packet. If you have a taste for the macabre, then shockheaded peter, from black button eyes productions, might very well be your jam. Shockheaded peter at c1 a rehearsal and production blog of. Just look at him there he standswith his nasty hair and hands.
Shockheaded peter was the collective nightmare of the visionary direction and design team of phelim mcdermott and julian crouch cofounders of. Based upon a series of twisted tales by oliver lansley and samuel wyer, this fantastic spectacle blends puppetry, live music, performance, and dark story telling into a. He made a typo, i think, that caused him to write 1945 when he meant 1845. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at. Struwwelpeter does not mean shockheaded peter, but something closer to slovenly peter, also used as a. Pdf the perverse delight of shockheaded peter researchgate. In 1982 karl blake formed shock headed peters with ashley wales, eventually adding dave knight, then mark rowlatt and clive glover. Jun 29, 2017 struwwelpeter a german classic by heinrich hoffmann. The original book was comprised of 10 stories about children, who, because of their bad habits or misbehavior meet dire consequences in gruesomely moralistic fashion. Multiple links are listed since a different versions exist and b many scripts posted become unavailable over time.
Weve chosen four from the collection of little horrors shockheaded peter, cruel frederick, dreadful harriet, and flying robert. Struwwelpeter or shockheaded peter heinrich hoffman contents merry stories and funny pictures shockheaded peter cruel frederick the dreadful story of harriet and the matches the story of the man that went out shooting the story of little suckathumb the story of augustus, who would not have any soup the story of fidgety philip the story of. A musical dramatisation of dark tales by heinrich hoffman, shockheaded peter, is to open at the piccadilly theatre in february next year, according to the stage. It concludes with a challenging encounter with jesus. Henry has reminded us of one of the bestknown appearances of the word shockheaded. Pilot written by deann heline eileen heisler directed by. Lightly soiled, else fine and unread in pictorial boards without dust jacket as issued. Jan 14, 2001 shockheaded peter is the twoword answer to people who think that theatre has had its day. Shockheaded peter is in essence a set of twisted fairy tales. Good at mealtimes, good at play, good all night and good all day. Shockheaded peter is a 1998 musical using the popular german childrens book struwwelpeter 1845 by heinrich hoffmann as its basis. The play that goes wrong is a farcical murder mystery, a play within a play, conceived and performed by awardwinning company theatre mischief.
Yes, i had to retreat from my peek as i heard sour and sweet down the street on their beet as i was sneaking a peek at the princess in the palace. Shock headed peters were a british postpunk band, formed in 1982. Jan 01, 2000 the perverse delight of shockheaded peter zipes, jack 20000101 00. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay andor viewings of return to neverland. But even there, wendy must learn what it means to grow up. Shockheaded peter offbroadway shockheaded peter based on the book struwwelpeter by heinrich hoffmann a collection of stories of children who are maimed or killed in horrible ways after not. Then i became obsessive about finding out all there is to know about this absolutely fabulous band. An adaptation of heinrich hoffmans classic 1845 book of childrens rhymes by martyn jacques, who wrote and performed the music with the tiger lillies for a 1999 opera also based on the book, titled shockheaded peter. It has ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children.
A junk opera by the tiger lillies, a threepiece band with a large. Accordians and falsettos, naughty children and bloody bits. The weird play lives in the space between romance and devotion. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of misbehavior in an exaggerated way. The artistic team will be using this space to explore the world of the play. A junk opera by the tiger lillies, a threepiece band with a large cult following in london, was inspired by gruesome tales from the most famous. Full of enchanting music and beloved characters, this fastpaced adaptation of barries peter and wendy is a treat for children of any age. Project gutenberg ebook of struwwelpeter, merry stories and. Civics and humanities for nonmajors trip, and anna karenina ensemble. It was the german doctor heinrich hoffman who created the stories in the eighteenth century, in order to entertain his children.
The weird play is a contemplation of first love, the ecstasy of love, really bad love, self love, religious love, the end of love, moving on from love. The script for the play peter pan, or the boy who wouldnt grow up like all works by j. Explore releases from shock headed peters at discogs. Its different from anything ive ever done, putting into play every aspect of theatre ive been afraid of taking on.1611 834 484 652 650 642 706 1190 1610 387 171 1112 1575 1633 305 1526 801 1206 1355 857 1572 931 385 119 577 1662 644 168 483 616 287 512 410 209 1036 282 972 385 243