Punch and Judy in 19th Century America

Punch and Judy in 19th Century America

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The hand-puppet play starring the characters Punch and Judy was introduced from England and became extremely popular in the U.S. in the 1800s. This book contains the record of what the author has learned about almost 350 American Punch players. And it explores the significance of the 19th-century American show as a reflection of the attitudes and conditions of its time and place. The century was a time of changing feelings about what it means to be human. There was an intensified awareness of the racial, cultural, social and economical diversity of the human species, and a corresponding concer.The title a€œTragical Comedy or Comical Tragedya€ was obviously taken from the Collier-Cruikshank book, which the performer could have ... Act III, Scene VI of Paris and London represents the interior of the Royal Opera prepared for such an event (Moncrielfa#39;s works were noted for their elaborate and spectacular staging effects).7 This is the opening of the scene in the printed script: SCENE VI. ... Two mina€” strels sing a duet, a€œRoving Minstrels, a€ Aca#39;ai after which Frisac comes forward. Fris.

Title:Punch and Judy in 19th Century America
Author: Ryan Howard
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-03-01

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