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In medieval Italy, marionettes were used in the production of morality plays by the Christian church. The expansive comedic productions tradition of commedia dell’arte evolved from the face of censorship from the church. Afterwards, the plays of William Shakespeare were sometimes performed with puppets in place of actors. Britain’s tradition of Punch and Judy shows, in Addition to the German version containing Kasperle and Grete, grew from the commedia dell’arte.

  • Puppetry as an art form is believed to have its roots in ancient cultures, over 3000 years old. It is occasionally claimed that puppets were utilized from the theater arts even before the advent of human celebrities. The earliest puppets probably originated in Egypt, in which clay and ivory articulated puppets are found in tombs.

  • Many kinds of folk art puppetry developed in varied regions of the Earth, and some of it is still practiced today. In Japan, the profoundly sophisticated bunraku tradition evolved from rites practiced in Shinto temples. The Vietnamese established the exceptional custom of water puppetry, where wooden puppets seem to walk in waist-high water; this was originally developed centuries ago as a response to the flooding of rice fields. Indonesian shadow puppets are just another illustration of a long-held folk tradition. Ceremonial puppets were also used in many pre-Columbian Native American civilizations.