The Education of a Donkey

Written for Eulenspiegel by playwright Rebecca Gilman, this story is adapted from a tale first published in 1500.  It features the company’s namesake, Till Eulenspiegel, a stuffy University Rector, and a lovable donkey.  Full of wordplay, it follows Till as he tricks the Rector by teaching a donkey to read. It's performed with a cast of beautifully crafted hand puppets and rod puppets, a block-printed, Medieval looking set, and the original live music of Ron Hillis.



Curriculum Connections:
  • Literacy
  • European folklore
  • World history
  • Comparative literature
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Character Counts