A puppetish memoir of Satan, falling from Heaven, rising in Hell, ruining Eden, and suffering punishment for all that.
The group is a class in Corvid College, which spent a term reading aloud and discussing the text of John Milton's Paradise Lost and extracting a theatrical script from it. The script covers all of Lucifer-Satan's career, including his haughty, ignorant rise and attempted regicide in Heaven, his ignominious fall into hell with all his allies (a third of the angels), the construction of the monstrous Pandemonium, his passage to earth (via the sun), his wiles and evils in and around Eden, the possession of the snake (poor snake), Eve's trust in his words, and his return to apparent triumph and real punishment in Hell.
Two catches: we didn't have time to prepare a full performance and it is planned for puppetary performance. We just hosted a showcase of part of the script for supporters of Corvid College, the scene in which Eve is successfully urged to eat the fruit, using a mixture of shadow puppets, actors in costume and symbolic props. We need money to build the elaborate puppet stage, the puppets, and all the multimedia extras, like film and music to be projected during the performance. We anticipate a full performance in the late fall.
The money also goes to fund the merit badges that participants in this course will receive for completion of it. Corvid College refuses to offer degrees and credits for courses taken, things learned. Instead it mimics the Boy and Girls scouts, giving out merit badges. This will be our first class merit badge.
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