Street puppeteers used trained animals in their shows for a long time. The most famous was Brioché's monkey Fagotin, dressed in a lackey's livery and equipped with a sword without a point. According to the Combat de Cyrano de Bergerac avec le singe de Brioché, au bout du Pont-Neuf, a text written around 1650 and published in 1704, it was killed by a sword blow from the writer Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655).
This play appeared in Pocci's first collection of Kasperl's plays, published in 1855 under the title Neues Kasperl-Theater. The six short plays it contains were certainly among those that Pocci played for his children in the Ammerland house on the …
Pulcinella, Punch, Polichinelle…
Continuitiy and discontinuity in the repertoire of glove puppets (17th-19th centuries)
Dramaturgy of the figure: the author's repertoire
Round table discussion on contemporary playwriting for puppets and marionettes in Italy
Dom Roberto theatre
Christine Zurbach (University of Evora)