The Italian puppet theater : a history /

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Author / Creator:McCormick, John, 1938-
Imprint:Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2010.
Description:vii, 302 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), music ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Puppet theater -- Italy -- History.
Puppet theater.
Italy.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8065383
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Other authors / contributors:Cipolla, Alfonso.
Napoli, Alessandro, 1967-
ISBN:9780786443468 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786443464 (softcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"This first English-language study traces the history of Italian puppetry from its evolution in the 16th century. Topics include: the golden ages of marionettes, glove puppets, fantoccini, pupi, and other forms; descriptions of episodic, dramatic performances known as rappresentanti figurati; and in-depth studies of two marionette companies, Turin's Lupi and Catania's Fratelli Napoli"--Provided by publisher.
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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.

Physical Description:vii, 302 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), music ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780786443468 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786443464 (softcover : alk. paper)