Thursday, November 10, 2005

This story was written by eight of the actors, all students in Hewston's Stage Combat class last spring. They began with a question (Is violence ever worth it?) and a form: the hero's journey. With the help of Joseph Campbell's study, Hero With A Thousand Faces, they examined the elements of the hero's journey found in ancient myths and adventures, as well as in more modern tales like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

The young heroes meet other human characters, but they also encounter magical and sometimes comical creatures, like the ogres (Stonetooth, Loudface and Gravy Brain, among others) and the terrible creature called the Recluse: "an insectoid raptor---on four stilts."


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