PROSPERO

I want to make Prospero puppet part-man part-animal. I’ve collected some twigs to make his antlers. I need to get something suitable for his wispy beard.

This seems like a suitable interpretation of the character especially in relation to Kabuki. Researching the essay informed me that Kabuki actors assume the roles of ‘creatures that transcend the boundary between fox and human. It is a world of creatures and creaturism’ (Watanabe, 2006, p.202).

There is also a definite ‘taste for the supernatural, usually in the form of revengeful ghosts, spiteful lovers snakes in human form or women bewitched by foxes’ (Bowers, 1974, p.168).

 

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