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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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.