Humor and Comedy in Puppetry: Celebration in Popular Culture
by Smith
University of Wisconsin Press, 1987
Paper: 978-0-87972-413-9
Library of Congress Classification PN1972.H76 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.53

This volume is about puppetry, an expression of popular and folk culture which is extremely widespread around the world and yet has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. Puppetry, which is intended for audiences of adults as well as children, is a form of communication and entertainment and an esthetic and artistic creation. Of the many aspects of puppetry worthy of scholarly study, this book's focus is on a central and dominant feature--humor and comedy.

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