The Italian Puppet Theater: A History

The Italian Puppet Theater: A History

by John McCormick, Alfonso Cipolla, Alessandro Napoli
     
 

This is the first full-length, English language study of Italian puppetry. Chapters describe Italy's rich puppet theater tradition through the end of the eighteenth century; the golden age of glove puppets, marionettes and pupi; commedia dell'arte and the puppet stage; the evolution of repertoires; music and spectacle; and changes during the twentieth century.

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This is the first full-length, English language study of Italian puppetry. Chapters describe Italy's rich puppet theater tradition through the end of the eighteenth century; the golden age of glove puppets, marionettes and pupi; commedia dell'arte and the puppet stage; the evolution of repertoires; music and spectacle; and changes during the twentieth century. Concluding chapters offer in-depth studies of two marionette companies, Turin's Lupi and Catania's Fratelli Napoli. Rich in photographs, the book includes 28 color plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786443468
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/19/2010
Series:
Performing Arts/Puppetry
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,128,447
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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