MAY DAY APPROACHES

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MAY DAY APPROACHES

Postby lesclarke » 29 Apr 2014, 21:56

Soon be May Day, haven't got wet on May Day for a few years. "Punch or May Day', by Haydon 1829 is a great image showing Punch in the city.

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'Donnybrook Fair' 1859 gives a fantastic impression of the scale and atmosphere of a big fair, bet there was a Punch show in there somewhere! The scale and effort that went into setting up attractions for these fairs is amazing, and think what an impression they made on the folk of the time, and of course what impression Punch & Co also made.

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Re: MAY DAY APPROACHES

Postby lesclarke » 30 Apr 2014, 07:50

I sort of win my bet with myself, just googled 'Donnybrook Fair Punch Judy' and fist result has found one in Ryan Howard's book 'Punch & Judy in 19th Century America' it refers to Eugene Blitz and a playbill for his show at the Olympic theatre in NYC, 1874, describing it as being " presented in the same way as at Dublin's Donnybrook Fair."
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