Punch and Judy – Covent Garden

Punch and Judy – Covent Garden

Punch and Judy – Covent Garden

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  1. londonconstant
    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FIB - Famous Italians in Britain, and we'd love to have this added to the group!The character of Pulcinella, Punch in English, originated in Italy with the popular theater Commedia dell'Arte in the 1500s. Other standard characters are his wife, called Judy in English, the Baby, the Doctor, the Policeman, and the Crocodile.Here are some internet places where you can see the puppets and learn more about them:Italian Puppet company and Punch and Judy historyYou will find puppet theaters in large public parks in Italy. In Rome, on summer afternoons, they are staged on the Gianicolo, Janiculum, hill. If you see a puppet theater, do stop and watch one of these goofy, slapstick shows. You don't need to understand Italian, the plot is obvious: Punch (Pulcinella) does something insanely stupid or really bad, his nagging wife Judy catches him, and he gets into big trouble. Now you know where the plots for TV shows come from.
    Reply October 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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