This story about a rock music Tempest puppet show sounded very interesting, and then I spotted the caption on the first picture: “We have no respect for the play.” Uh oh.
Later, thankfully, the quote is put into a bit better context:
“We wanted to make The Tempest quite easily understandable,” continues
McCarthy. “We’re using Shakespeare and if we want to change it, we
change it. We have no respect for it, I suppose.”
This being German, the story then goes on to discuss whether puppets are inherently a children’s show, and ends with a description of one particular show (not Shakespeare) that involved sadomasochistic puppets performing sex acts. Yikes.