Monthly Archives: February 2011

1000 And One Night Of Puppets

Remember the song Makarevich? "Rabbits, tigers, wolves in a cage, they are all puppets in the hands of skilful and overworked" In Russia, from puppets largely remained just that song. Russian parsley is very few people interested, but on Sicily this old pastime has now become a kind of cult. Of course, ideas are already much smaller – Sicilian "petrushek" survived television and video games, but on those rare evenings when held view – in the theater going to the city The main leitmotif of all productions – is fighting the Saracen knight in shining armor with a sneaky Arabs. Nothing strange in this, because it is the Normans in the xi century drove the Arabs from the island, which at that time ruled the island neither more nor less than 200 years. Of the puppets are doing these knights – all the helmets, shields and armor always get off manually, and the medieval kings and their great surprise the couple crowned the beauty of a truly royal dresses. And as in Russia was the main favorite parsley, then in Sicily was a favorite hero of the narrative – the embodiment of generosity, selflessness and honor – Paladins have always differed and loyalty incredible courage. Certainly for the people who almost never pokladal sword because of the numerous rebellions against the invaders, became a hero at once the most beloved. Sicilians could not fail to inspire adventures of these romantic heroes. And so it appeared that most on there is a folk tradition, based on a poem written by Ariosto – 'Roland Furious' – it's incredibly long poem – 39,000 verses dedicated Palladino, telling about his life. Since the 39,000 verses can not be reduced to 10, the enterprising Sicilian puppeteers have made him a real series, which worked on the principle of "1000 and one nights", ie, every night during the year puppet show, every night presentation broke off in mid-sentence, and from that moment begins the next evening and the next day, Hall was again filled – the audience was anxious to see what will happen next All soap opera, or rather 'Opera dei Pupi lasted exactly 394 days. The audience, not breathing, with a sinking heart followed by 12 knights of Charlemagne, who valiantly fought against the Moors, witches and monsters, fall in love with the beautiful ladies, defended the weak and needy sometimes passions reached such an extent that some viewers literally jumped on stage to help the beloved hero.

Favorite Pets

Many people do not even dream pets in childhood. Even as kids we all demanded and begged my parents puppy or kitten. Many of the age desire a permanent presence in the house pet is not going away, and often even stronger. Sometimes pets are unique and faithful friend for the lonely people, sometimes they become friends of our children, we often just gets them home, simply because we love them, and they add color to our lives. Recently, animal lovers appeared a vast array of opportunities for the plant not only all the usual cats and dogs, but the most strange and exotic animals. It is now one do not be surprised dwarf rabbits and turtles, beautiful aquariums. In recent years, an increasing number of pets of spiders, snakes, frogs, rare and strange insects. For many people, a fascinating hobby may even become main activity, there are examples where very successful people who are absorbed in breeding a certain kind of pet, went to the principal place of work and did not sorry about it. And it is no accident, because the cost of Many exotic species can be several thousand dollars.