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.
Subject:Puppet theater -- Italy -- History.
Puppet theater.
Format: Print Book
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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.
Table of Contents:
  • To the end of the eighteenth century
  • The golden age: glove-puppets
  • The golden age: marionettes and pupi
  • The Commedia dell'Arte and the puppet stage
  • Saints, paladins and bandits
  • The creation of new repertoires
  • Music and spectacle
  • The twentieth century
  • Two centuries of the Lupi Company of Turin / Alfonso Cipolla
  • The Fratelli Napoli Puppet Company: the Catanian opira from 1921 until today / Alessandro Napoli.