You are currently viewing archives for November 2007


How Old Is Mr.Punch?
Posted on November 25, 2007 by glyn
Looking ahead (way, way ahead). Well, it may be five years into the future for us mere mortals but for a 345 year old wooden star it's as near as tomorrow. Yes Mr. Punch is heading for his 350th 'Official' Birthday in 2012.

Read More »
[bar]
....and you takes your choice
Posted on November 23, 2007 by glyn






No reason for posting these except that a loose Punch themed connection between iconic British artist L.S. Lowry and a balloon modelling clown amused me.

Read More »
[bar]
Yours curiously.....crocs and sausages
Posted on November 23, 2007 by glyn
Just before this blog was launched the Worldwide Friends of P&J website had a query from a journalist who signed off 'Yours curiously'. If that's not a great title for an embryonic FAQ archive I don't know what is. The query was about the crocodile and the sausages. Read More »
[bar]
But wait! There's more!
Posted on November 13, 2007 by profreshwater
What you've just read is but a taste of the meaty content to be found in Around the World With Mr. Punch!

"What?" you ask. "There's more???"

Yes, indeed there is! If you join The Worldwide Friends of Punch and Judy, you will gain complete access to our blog-based journal, Around the World With Mr. Punch. And it won't cost you a cent, euro or any other form of currency! Membership is absolutely free and without obligation.

As a member, you'll be able to read new and archived blog articles about Punch and Judy tradition, performance, and history. You can subscribe to an RSS feed for the blog, so that you will always know when new content has been added. You'll learn the secret URL for our journal archives, where dozens more pre-blog issues of Around the World With Mr. Punch are ready for download as PDF files. And you can contribute to the blog's content through Punchlines, our members-only comment/discussion avenue.

Whether you're a professional Punch performer, an enamored amateur, or just a curious bystander — The Worldwide Friends of Punch and Judy is meant for you!

How to join? Click the "Join Us" link in this page's sidebar and follow the one-step instruction.

That's the way to do it!

[bar]
Introducing Punch and Judy
Posted on November 13, 2007 by glyn
Sometime last year I was asked to write an article about Punch and Judy for a Brazilian puppetry magazine. That was quite an interesting challenge because I know next to nothing about Brazilian culture and so interpreting a pretty unusual bit of English culture without many obvious shared concepts to help the explanation meant thinking a bit harder than usual about how to introduce Old Red Nose to a new audience. I thought that it might be worth a place online here as well.
Read More »
[bar]
Punch has always been on my mind a lot
Posted on November 13, 2007 by glyn
OK itís a silly title but the photo came as an extra piece of fun from a recent publicity shoot. And it kind of serves as an introduction to the new look of Around the World With Mr. Punch.

Read More »
[bar]
Welcome!
Posted on November 13, 2007 by profreshwater
Welcome to the Around the World With Mr. Punch, the official journal of The Worldwide Friends of Punch and Judy. This lively periodical has been a source of information and inspiration for Punch professionals and amateur enthusiasts since 1993. Your Editors, Glyn Edwards (UK) and Professor Freshwater (aka Diane Rains) (USA), are pleased now to bring you our signature, one-of-a-kind publication in a bold new format. Here in our Around the World With Mr. Punch blog you will find a wealth of articles, media, and special features devoted to The Punch and Judy Show tradition. New content may show up at any time!
[bar]