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Kasper and his cousins

Photo (detail): Goethe-Institut © Max Teste

The people of Lyon think that everything began with their Guignol, the French Kasper. But the tradition of puppets is ancient - and very lively. Shaped by the local folk theatre, the figure of Pulcinella emerged in Italy, and thereafter his cousins throughout Europe, including Punch in England and Kasper in Germany.

By Max Teste

Art, Literature and Language

A contribution from France

with relation to Italy, England,