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The Punch and Judy Show: A Subversive Symbol
from Commedia Dell' Arte to the Present Day
Bertie Pearce Wednesday 20 June 2018

Mr Punch - the most famous puppet character of all time - gave 'Punch' magazine its title. Decended from the Italian clown Pulcinella of 15th century tradition, Punch first appeared in England in 1662. His anarchic vitality has inspired opera, ballet and punk rock, and his likeness is found on goods ranging from Victorian silverware to computer games.