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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The latest properties to complete the collection are Piette and Pulcinello, which overlook some of the region's most stunning hillsides.
Punch lines from history The puppets' origins date back to the mid-17th century Mr Punch's name is thought to derive from the Italian pulcinello, a chicken His wife was originally called Joan.
Mi riferisco, ad esempio, a prodromi costituiti da autori come Francesco Ricciardi, fecondo inventore di numerose farse e "macchiette", prince of the pulcinellos, fondatore della Neapolitan Company of New York e direttore del teatro Villa Vittorio Emanuele III di Mulberry Street; nonche il ben piu noto Riccardo Cordiferro, pseudonimo di Alessandro Sisca (1875-1940), fondatore, insieme con il padre Francesco, del settimanale La Follia, rivista che ebbe un notevole successo fra i letterati delle colonie italiane di New York, grazie anche alla varieta e alla vivacite dei terni trattati.