Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2008

the Puppet Theater Palermo

The origins of the puppet theatre have been much discussed by critics and scholars; the oldest ‘testimonies’, which go back to the studies of the ethnographer Giuseppe Pitrè, prove that in the early part of the 19th century puppets existed with very rudimentary and incomplete amour- Some scholars in the 18th century held that the ability of the puppeteers came from the mastery in the making and the art of moving marionettes of some people from Syracuse who operated at the time of Socrates and Xenophon. At the beginning of the 17th century, Cervantes in his Don Chisciotte describes a puppeteer who puts on a show of Knights which represent Don Gaiferos, Charlemagnes’s nephew, King Marsilio, Orlando, Princess Melisendra….There are four distinct traditions in the puppet theatre: the one from Palermo found in western Sicily, the one from Catania found in eastern Sicily and in Calabria, the Neapolitan one found in Campania and the one from Puglia , they are differentiated in the mechanics, in the representations and although there is a fundamental unity in the repertoire, there are some particular characters.An analogous form of popular theatre exists in Belgium and in the north of France. Its birth can be linked to an emigrant of Tuscan origin whose job was to model plaster figures and who reached Liege in 1854. >>>>>

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