Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Fun: La Maschera di Napoli

Mr. Punch’s equally hunchbacked Italian ancestor, Pulcinella, is still alive and well in Italy.  This interesting video shows an artist from Naples, an associate of La Maschera di Napoli (the Italian version of Punch and Judy men) as he crafts a Pulcinella puppet.  Interspersed are scenes of the puppet in use.  We can immediately see that Pulcinella and Mr. Punch have influenced one another over the years.  Enjoy!

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