"Like its counter-clockwise namesake, Widdershins
has a taste that's totally backwards," says Emily Armstrong of Left Hand.
In the weird and wonderful world that culture blogger Sid Langley resides, he was preaching "the puppet gospel" on April 18 after seeing Theatre of Widdershins
' Furry Tails.
As a contributor to the series it was inevitable that he would sit for his own portrait; the striking thing is how he accomplishes this by walking widdershins
around his predecessors.
For instance, Elves and the Shoemaker by Theatre of Widdershins
proved a hit at the Festival with its story of down-at-heel cobbler Elvis Schumaker set against the backdrop of a beautifully-cafted set, puppet cast, music and a kaleidoscope of miniature shoes.
Ring-a-ring-a-widdershins, Linkin', lithely widdershins
. Cummer, carlin, crone and quenn, Roun' go we.
remarkably and deftly splices traditional fairy myths with Native American history.
In addition to McBain's Final Curtain--a country house murder tale featuring scary men in trenchcoats--the line-up included Joseph Goodrich's death-in-Paris stumper Panic; Don Nigro's Widdershins
, set in Edwardian Wales; and David Foley's If/Then, which boasts a twisty blackmailer plot.
Then he knew nothing of mangoes, avocado pears, could not have known of the Queen of Sheba leading her soft camels widdershins
round the kirk-yaird a lull two decades later.
"He who hesitates is lost," according to Captain Widdershins
. That philosophy applies as well to this book.
Walking the ins and outs of bays and capes, recalling sailors' talk, one would arrive at the first-order generalization self-contained, aware of moving either clockwise or counterclockwise, or rather (this antedates clocks) deasil or widdershins
, directions more immediate for island dwellers than compass points or (compasses too) the apparently single-minded career of the Sun, whose chariot plunges across while I go round and round; and discover, despite the senses' endless record of detail, the shore as a closed curve.
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His later stage plays include "Zoo, Zoo, Widdershins
Zoo" (1969), which was staged with Lynn Redgrave.