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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
(1969)

Part VI: guerilla theatre: [on the San Francisco mime troupe],   pp. [405]-[411] PDF (8.0 MB)


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Everywhere you look, you see one or several: Thieu, Barrientos, Humphrey.
Almost all puppets have in common their attachment to the strings of the
American Establishment.
Not so the Gutter Puppets, whose name derives from the fact that--their
strings severed--they have descended (like risen angels) onto the waiting
; hands of our puppetteers on the streets below.
Disconnected from the powers at the top and answerable only to those on the
,F'   bottom, the Gutter Puppets, unlike their "responsible" counterparts,
are
( thoroughly irreverent, impeccably honest and brimful of information on
how I
succeed as a revolutionary in the midst of the labyrinth.               
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Though schizophrenic--they bear allegiance to both Malatesta and McCarthy
(Charlie)--they will agitate, feloniously incite, and generally blow your
mind. Those who are satisfied with the quest for bourgeois rewards should
shun the Gutter Puppets, as they are guaranteed to damage such psyches
irreparably.
If, however, your goal is to free humanity of imperialism, bureaucracy and
the profit motive, call GE 1-1984 and ask for Punch the Red
SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE, INC.. 450 ALABAMA STREET. SAN FRANCISCO CAI IFO~R%'A
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