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:
In Harlequinade he told me the French commedia dell'arte clown was a principal dancer, but in Italian commedia dell'arte, Pulcinella was a dirty old man.
A He has been entertaining us since the 16th century Italian commedia dell'arte based on the Lord of Misrule and based on Pulcinella from Neapolitan puppetry.
Yasmin, who owns Ristorante Pulcinella in Bangor with her husband Mario, said: "It was amazing to watch him on The Voice when we got back from our honeymoon.
The festival will mark its official opening on Wednesday evening at the French Cultural Center with a special presentation of French company La Pendue's "Poli Degaine," a glove puppet performance based on the traditional clown/marionette character Polichinelle, or Pulcinella, in Italian.
Armando Rotondi offers a valuable portrait of theatre in Naples during the period of evolution from Pulcinella to Felice Sciosciamocca.
The suite from Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella, not pastiche but a loving recreation of the classical spirit was sheer delight.
Pulcinella (Polichinelle, White, simple, poor costume.
Similarly, Pulcinella is a stage work composed by Stravinsky in 1919-20, reworking music by and attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; it was staged with choreography by Leonid Massine and designs by Pablo Picasso.
23, Bach's Suite for"ute and strings and the Pulcinella Suite by Stravinsky.
Stravinsky remodelled themes by the 17th Century Italian composer Pergolesi, used in his ballet Pulcinella, for his Suite Italienne for violin and piano.