punch winker. animation If you need more information than is available in The Punch Page or in the Punch Links, here is a list of Punch - related books. Unfortunately many of them are out of print and can be somewhat hard to locate.

     The John Collier / George Cruikshank book was originally published in 1828. The play recorded in it and the illustrations by Cruikshank have provided the inspiration for most Punch and Judy shows and puppets ever since. A facsimile of the book with color illustrations is available as a pdf file.

     Some of the more recent books use the Punch and Judy mystique or setting for their own purposes, but do provide evidence of how the spirit of Punch lives on in our culture. There is also a film titled The Punch & Judy Man (1963) directed by Jeremy Summers and starring Tony Hancock which may be useful.

See Prof. Will's Reading List for even more resources.

A Masque of Mr. Punch
Robertson Davies
Oxford University Press, Toronto, Canada, 1963

Punch: His Life and Adventures
Octave Feuillet
translated by Paul McPharlin
illustrated by Bertall
and a few words on making puppets by the translator.
Didier Publishers, New York, 1946

Punch: His Life and Adventures
Octave Feuillet
translated by J. Harris Gable
illustrated by Berta & Elmer Hader
E.P. Dutton, New York, 1929

Punch and Judy
George Cruikshank
Published by Ayer Co,1929
ISBN: 040508868X

Punch and Judy
Cruikshank (Illustrator), William-Alan Landes (Editor)
Published by Players Pr., 1995
ISBN: 0887342906

Punch and Judy
Aurand Harris; Paperback

Punch and Judy
(Silver Series of Puppet Plays)
Editor: Lisl Beer

Punch and Judy and Other Essays (Blom)
Maurice Baring; Hardcover

Conversations with Punch:
Punch & Judy men talk about their lives

compiled, edited & published by Geoff Felix, 1994

The Punch & Judy Show : History, Tradition, and Meaning
Robert Leach

The Punch and Judy Book
Ron Maris
Victor Gollancz, London 1984 (child's book, hardbound)

Punch and Judy: a Play for Puppets
Ed Emberley, Little, Brown & Co., 1965,
Library of Congress # 65-10793

Punch and Judy
Peter Fraser
Batsford, Ltd., London and Van Nostrand Reinhold New York, 1970

Punch and Judy
F.E. Weatherly, Patty Townsend (Illustrator)

Punch and Judy in the Rain
Su Eaton, Martin Bridle

Punch and Judy Murders
Carter Dickson; Paperback

Punch and Judy, a History.
George Speaight, Plays Inc., London, 1955, 1970
ISBN 0-8238-0082-2

Punch and Judy: Its Origin & Evolution
Michael Byrom, Aberdeen 1972, Reissued by Perpetua Press, London, 1979

Punch in the Italian Puppet Theatre
Michael Byrom
Centaur Press, London, 1983
ISBN 0-900001-20-8

St. George and the Dragon/Punch and Judy
Diana John
with instructions for making the puppets by Phillipa Gregory,
Puffin Books (paperback) Penguin Books, Baltimore, MD, 1966

The Last Days of Mr. Punch
D.H. Myers
McCall Publishing Co., New York, 1971

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Punch and Judy
John Payne Collier,
Illustrations by George Cruikshank,Paperback
Published by Routledge Kegan & Paul, 1980
ISBN: 0710081995

Tragical Comedy, or Comical Tragedy of Punch and Judy
George Cruikshank;
Published by Routledge. 1983
ISBN: 0878305823

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch : A Romance
by Neil Gaiman
Published by DC Comics
September 1,1995
ISBN: 1563892464

The Art of the Puppet
Bill Baird,
A Ridge Press Book, Bonanza Books, New York, 1973
Library of Congress # 65-21159

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