Peppino Sarina (1961 words)

Pietro Porta
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The Sarina family carried on a tradition of hand puppet theater going back to Peppino Sarina’s grandfather, Andrea Sarina, born in Lodi (Lombardy, Italy) in 1828. Andrea began his activity as a puppeteer after a lengthy imprisonment in Austria resulting from his participation, as a protagonist, in the Five Days of Milan, an anti-Austrian rebellion in 1848 that proved to be an important event of the Italian Risorgimento. To survive upon his release from prison, Andrea improvised small street performances with a single puppet. He subsequently developed his technique and created a repertory consisting largely of medieval epic narratives, in particular, the Carolingian cycle. His son Antonio, born in 1857, further developed the family …

Citation: Porta, Pietro. "Peppino Sarina". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 November 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14995, accessed 08 December 2022.]

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