A Timber Idol: Mr Punch in Scotland
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This book examines the evidence for Mr Punch in Scotland, from the seventeenth century right up to contemporary times.
Punch’s Italian origins are considered, along with information about some of the performers who have kept this silly, funny and entertaining folk-play alive across the centuries.
After examining the evidence for Mr Punch in many locations throughout Scotland, some direction is given to those who would seek further information on the subject, and those who may desire to take up with Punch and Judy themselves.
Over 100 illustrations, many in colour, show a variety of puppet characters who have entertained Scottish audiences over the years, and shows Punch, Judy, the Baby and other cast members in a range of performing situations, such as on the street, on beaches and indoors.
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