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This first English-language study traces the history of Italian puppetry from its evolution in the 16th century.
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.