Underground Railway Theater, Engine of Delight & Social Change
on Sep. 02, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyable is this book. I was fascinated more and more by the story of the social action orientation of Underground Railway Theater. The technical aspects of the puppetry, running a mobile business, the sources of inspiration, working with crowds to please and teach simultaneously - these are some of the reasons I liked the work.
The true show stoppers are the video clips as well as the excerpts from other members of the group in the sidebars. These 2 factors make this e-book Much more interesting than a standard book, and fully utilize the features of an electronic integrated media.
I also loved hearing about the on-the-spot trouble shooting and rebuilding of puppets before and even during the show. How little we mortals know about the travails behind the screen. Wes Sanders offers us a grand view of these efforts, while telling the
full 40 year saga of a theater troupe.