File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 286


Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:06:26 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Puppets in Naples


Also based in Naples is Gaspare Nasuto
check him out in Myspace...an extraordinary puppeteer of Pulchinella...


On 1/24/08, Dmitri Carter <dmitri-AT-nwpuppet.org> wrote:
>
> Hello Susan,
>
> Naples is the home of Pulcinella so you should be able to find
> puppets.  In
> the 18th century, an Irish tenor traveled to Naples to study music and
> wrote
> about seeing Pulcinella puppet shows in his memoirs (the spectators were
> scolded by a priest after the show).  This singer was especially found of
> puppets because he started his career with roles in marionette operas
> presented by an impresario in Dublin.  Hopefully, you can find some shows
> while you are in Napoli too.  I would suggest checking out:
>
> NOVITA ALL=B9ISTITUTO DELLE GUARATTELLE
>
> Bruno Leone is Artistic Director
> Massimo Perez is Director of Research (I think)
>
> Contact info:
>
> I TEATRINI: 081 19567674
> I TEATRINI. Via Vergini, 19. 80137 NAPOLI
> 081 19567674 - fax 081 19567677
> www.iteatrini.it iteatrini-AT-fastwebnet.it
>
> I also came across this address and am not sure which is correct:
>
> I TEATRINI. via S. Teresa degli Scalzi, 134. 80135 NAPOLI
>
> You'll probably have the best luck asking around for Pulcinella and
> "burattini" (hand puppets).  The tradition of rod marionettes (similar to
> those in Sicily) was also practiced in the Napoli area but I don't think
> any
> troupes are still active.
>
> And for Mary, let me know if you want some suggestions.  I'll try to dig
> up
> contact info for you but when in Venice, be sure to check out the civic
> museum.  They have a wonderful display with some old commedia dell'arte
> marionettes.
>
> Have fun!
>
> Dmitri Carter
> dmitri-AT-nwpuppet.org
>
> http://www.nwpuppet.org
>
> Northwest Puppet Center
> 9123 - 15th Ave. N.E.
> Seattle, WA 98115
>
> tel:  206 523 2579
> fax:  206 523 8078
>
>
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