Going to the Puppies
February 4, 2016 4:02 AM   Subscribe

This is in response to repeated requests on the grey for puppy theater FPPs.
In 1986, Dutch performing artist Wim T. Schippers put up his stageplay "Going to the Dogs", performed entirely by canines. It's available on Youtube in seven parts (poor quality video). Apparently, questions were raised in parliament.
posted by bleston hamilton station (8 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Ask and ye shall receive. MetaFilter is magic! Looking forward to watching this tonight when I get home from work.
posted by spinturtle at 6:34 AM on February 4, 2016

I am definitely on the internet and this is exactly what it is for.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:37 AM on February 4, 2016

There's also an operetta for dogs, starring dogs, called Tragedy on the Sea Nymph.
posted by maxsparber at 8:31 AM on February 4, 2016 [2 favorites]

I saw their performance of Threepenny Opera. Powerful. No one does Brecht like dogs.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:37 AM on February 4, 2016

The internet is NOT just for cats. Thank you.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:09 PM on February 4, 2016

And questions were raised in parliament because it was done on public television, paid for by the then existing license fee.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:06 PM on February 4, 2016

And why isn't our public broadcasting system paying for dog theater? I demand answers and accountability here.

Puppy quotas are being neglected and I want answers.
posted by idiopath at 2:05 PM on February 4, 2016

this isn't for dogs..it's humans doing artistic stuff with dogs in the room

at least wegman teased out some personality from his dogs...
posted by judson at 10:17 AM on February 5, 2016

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