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.Arr! Arr! PUNCH. Poor Toby! (putting his hand out cautiously, and trying to coax the dog, who snaps at it) Toby, youa#39;re one nasty, cross dog; get away with you! ... PUNCH (solus, and rubbing his nose with both hands). Oh, my nose! my prettyanbsp;...

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


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