Thursday, December 12, 2002

Puppet Macbeth
Emily Carmichael '04, co-director of 'Macbeth: The Puppet Shakespeare,' and Feargus Denman '06 rehearse a scene depicting the murder of Banquo.

'Is this a puppet which I see before me?':

Handmade characters bring pathos, hilarity to 'Macbeth'

By Beth Potier 

Gazette Staff
Staff photos by Kris Snibbe

Just a few hours before showtime, Macbeth was undergoing some last-minute plastic surgery.
"We realized he looked too much like George W. Bush," said co-director Emily Carmichael '04, wielding a knife over the would-be king's ears.
Carmichael creates a new hairstyle for a puppet.Puppets (above) starring in 'Macbeth: The Puppet Shakespeare' anxiously wait backstage for the show to begin.
Carmichael and co-director Moss Bittner, a second-semester senior, were putting the final touches on "Macbeth: The Puppet Shakespeare," a production of the Adams House Drama Society that was staged last weekend at Adams House's Kronauer Space. Shakespeare's tragic drama gets a faithful, if fanciful, telling with handmade puppets voiced by student actors.

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