Pulcinella


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Pulcinella

 

a stock type in the Italian commedia dell’arte that first appeared in southern Italy (Naples) in the 1590’s. A witty and lively character, Pulcinella was often the generator of satire in a play. His traditional appearance is that of a hunchback with a large hooked nose who wears a high pointed hat.

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Harlequin and Pulcinella were reciting on the stage and, as usual, they were threatening each other with sticks and blows.
He called Harlequin and Pulcinella and said to them:
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The suite from Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella, not pastiche but a loving recreation of the classical spirit was sheer delight.
23, Bach's Suite for"ute and strings and the Pulcinella Suite by Stravinsky.
The relationship between Pulcinella and Don Giovanni is very different to that between Leporello and his master.
Stravinsky remodelled themes by the 17th Century Italian composer Pergolesi, used in his ballet Pulcinella, for his Suite Italienne for violin and piano.
Up next was Pulcinella Pizzeria in Fort Collins, Colorado who provided a pizza to a surprise customer.
The first record of Punch performing in public in England is contained in Samuel Pepys's diary in 1662, in which he wrote about a show he saw in Covent Garden but Mr Punch's origins in Europe go back further to the character of Pulcinella.
The Jungle Book produced by DQE was nominated in 5 categories at the Cartoons on the bay - Pulcinella awards Italy in 2011.
He has a face that is a cross between Pulcinella (the 17th century commedia dell'arte character that inspired Mr Punch), Toto and De Niro," he added.