|Mary performing her rendition of Aesop's|
Now, you may be wondering: what's the connection between Mary and Aesop's Fables? Well, in addition to being a very skilled puppeteer, Mary was also a visionary educator. She believed that puppet shows are a great way to educate young children about everyday issues.
You see the connection? Mary believed in education and Aesop's Fables is all about educating its audience. You know the stories, I'm sure. Take a look at "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and "The Tortoise and the Hare." One is about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future and the other is about how ingenuity and trickery (rather than doggedness) are employed to overcome a stronger opponent. These are just some of many lessons Mary considered to be valuable when performing for children. Why? Because, in a way, morals like these help boys and girls grow into fine men and women.
|Jim Henson (*Oh my god!*) with the Lion|
And Aesop's Present...
|Aesop's Fables by Tuckers' Tales|
|The Tuckers themselves!|
|Tuckers' Tales Past Performances|
Till next time! Yours truly, Esra Erol - marketing intern at PST.