Monthly Archives: July 2011

Magic Realism

I just ran across your website today, so please indulge me while catch up. Neandertaler mused nearly a year ago about the possibility of the “inner caveman” of the person in the hotel room connecting with the “actual caveman” on … Continue reading

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Mask Idea

Here is a doodle of some masks, made of mud for maleability… a.) is Juliet, I imagine her adjusting her feathers to express anger, joy, sympathy, etc. b.) is Romeo, his tribe all wear rhino horns on their foreheads to … Continue reading

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Weird puppet animation

I know that there has been talk of including some stop motion animation.  I came across this little music video,  seriously creepy puppets ride around in a field on a fish drawn carriage while others meld with stick man/burning man … Continue reading

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Biking monkeys…

Nostalgia 77 – Hush Isn’t this little movie just beautiful? I think it might be the most beautiful thing I ever seen on the net. The original footage have been made in 1963 and is called One Got Fat. It … Continue reading

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Another promo image

This one looks like the one we’re actually using.  In the absence of any puppets that are actually made yet, we made a clay sculpture and then photographed it.  Photo credit: Mercedes Bátiz-Benét.  

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Photos of prehistoric people

Found these while meandering around the web… I think the fellow took real photographs and manipulated them on the computer, which makes for an unsettling effect on several levels… but also managing to bring some humanity to our picture of … Continue reading

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yes we can

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The Narrator, version two

So here’s a different approach, that is inspired, happily enough, by Neanderthaler’s Pygmy doc post.  This version hews much more closely to the action, so stage directions are included in square brackets.  W’ve only gotten as far as the first … Continue reading

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The Narrator, version one

So lately our focus has been largely on the story, but we’re still sticking to this idea that we’re doing a documentary — that is, there’s a narrator that speaks over the action of the play now and then, providing … Continue reading

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2 Things

Heinrich Q Wikepedistein delineates two separate Cavemen theatre set cultures, the Freiwandern and the Hohleblieb. Hohleblieb was based on the cave as a sacred location. The show was developed to fit the specific constraints of the cave. Fire and lamplight … Continue reading

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some puppet ideas

For the sake of clarity, I’ve pictured the puppeteers without all their gear on.  The mastodon, courtesy of Mercedes Bátiz-Benét.  

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this is disturbing

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A set design notion

So we had a meeting with ol’ Jamie Nesbitt the other day; he’s the guy designing the video projections for the show.  We were talking about where to put the video projector, which is a complicated although important subject, perhaps … Continue reading

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A puppet drawing

Here’s a notion of what some of the puppets might look like — the idea being that they’re made by cave-people, so they’re not super high tech.  The head might be made of wood, we think, unlike that frickin’ amazing … Continue reading

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