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DateLecture
14 December 2017PUNCH & JUDY: a Subversive Symbol from Commedia dell'Arte to the present day
09 November 2017CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JAMES GILLRAY
12 October 2017PRINCESSES, PYJAMAS AND PALAZZI : The Golden Age of Italian "ALTA MODA"
14 September 2017PICASSO AND CUBISM
13 July 2017THE BRONZES OF IFE AND BENIN: A REVIEW OF THE ART AND SCULPTURE OF NIGERIA
08 June 2017WINDOWS ON ANOTHER WORLD: THE PAINTINGS OF JAN VAN EYCK
11 May 2017BRITISH SEASIDE PLEASURE PIERS
13 April 2017NARCISSUS and ART
09 March 2017THE DARING ART OF THOMAS DENNY
09 February 2017 RICHARD GIBSON : Miniature Portrait Painter
08 December 2016Treasures of Spanish Art from El Greco to Picasso
10 November 2016A Celebration of Christmas in Music and Painting
13 October 2016Contemporary Silver and Metalwork in Britain
08 September 2016Betty Joel, Glamour and Innovation in 1930’s interior design
14 July 2016Peter Carl Fabergé, Master Russian Goldsmith
09 June 2016Caithness Glass: Loch, Heather and Peat
12 May 2016The Medieval Guildhall and Guildhall Art Gallery
14 April 2016The Glories of English Watercolours
10 March 2016Turner: "The Sun is God"
11 February 2016Medieval Form & Colour inspiring new work at St Albans Cathedral
10 December 2015Grandfather Frost and Old “New Year”. Russian Christmas with music
12 November 2015The Romantic Spirit: The effect of the Napoleonic Wars on German culture, with music.

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PUNCH & JUDY: a Subversive Symbol from Commedia dell'Arte to the present day Bertie Pearce Thursday 14 December 2017

Mr Punch is the most famous puppet character of all time. His comic irreverence gave “Punch” magazine its title. His anarchic vitality has inspired opera, ballet and punk rock and his enduring popularity has seen his likeness on goods ranging from Victorian silverware to computer video games. Appearing in England in 1662, Punch is descended from the Italian Clown Pulcinella of the 15th Century Commedia Del’Arte tradition.

 


 

Bertie Pearce is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, and has performed all over the world. His ‘Soiree Fantastique’ Show at The Magic Circle was a sell out as was his “All Aboard  – The Comedy of Cruising” at The Bridewell Theatre in London. He is widely sought after for close up magic and cabarets for private parties and fundraisers. In 2003 he was awarded the Carlton Comedy Award by the Magic Circle and twice won the award for Originality from The International Brotherhood of Magicians.

 

Bertie is a Professor of Punch and Judy and is passionate about the history of this fascinating and enduring tradition