A rich tribute to an endearing and enduring rascal. The English Mr.Punch is truly an international character as well as being the British National Puppet. His origins are in Naples, whilst his family is worldwide.
As Punch he appears in all English speaking parts of the world with dedicated Professors in Canada and the USA, in Australia and in New Zealand. His close relatives Polichinelle and Petrouska hold sway in France and Russia, Casper in Austria, Hans Wurst in Germany. Turkey has Karagoz and there's Jan Klaassen in Holland. There's Bavarian cousin Kasperl, Pulcinella in Italy, Tchantches in Belgium, Karaghiozis in Greece and Guignol in Lyons.
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