The Art of Punch & Judy. "What's the way to do it?"
Sub-titled "What's the way to do it?" this curtain-raising work by Glyn Edwards delves into the riches of the Punch & Judy tradition and ponders the powerful elements from social comment to surreal nonsense that have kept the show alive and up-to-date down the centuries. It is the first book to look at the theory as well as the practice of Punch & Judy and includes a contemporary annotated script, the moves of various routines, discussion on the distinctive voice of Punch and strategies for tailoring each performance to suit the circumstances in which it is performed. The thought-provoking content will help performers to examine what they do and lead them to identify any opportunities there may be for development of their own shows. All in a spirit intended to leave Mr. Punch the undisputed beneficiary. Hard bound. 90 pages. 12 pages of colour photographs.