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The Punch and Judy Show - a subversive symbol from Commedia dell'Arte to the present-day Mr Punch` Bertie Pearce Monday 04 December 2017

Mr Punch - the most famous puppet character of all time. His anarchic vitality has inspired opera, ballet and punk rock. Even today the Lord of Misrule uses his slapstick to dispense with oppressive authority be it politicians, political correctness or the devil, while proclaiming his notorious refrain  -- 'That's the way to do it!!'