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"War Horse"

Friday, April 08, 2011

Puppeteers from Handspring, Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, discuss the National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of “War Horse.” Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, “War Horse” is set at the outbreak of World War I, and tells the story of a boy and his beloved horse, which is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. The boy, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a mission to find his horse and bring him home. “Warhorse” opens April 14 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Guests:

Basil Jones

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Comments [3]

Ken Browd from Park Slope

Actually, the Germans used thousands of horses in WWII and so did probably all the armies involved. I'm sure the Red Army used horses as well.

Apr. 08 2011 01:24 PM
Ellen from Brooklyn

I'm not sure I would have had any interest in a production called "War Horse" just reading the title, but this interview is making it sound fascinating. Definitely going to check out photos of the horse puppet now

Apr. 08 2011 01:21 PM
Loren from Darien, CT

This production sounds amazing. Every story should have the fortune to be developed for the stage in such a creative and thoughtful way. I can't wait to buy tickets.

Apr. 08 2011 01:20 PM

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