Punch Professors

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Punch Professors are those rare and wonderfully dedicated, talented and hearty souls who create, perform and present Punch and Judy Shows. This page celebrates the Professors who are active throughout the world today.

For the most part, they are represented here by links to their own web sites, to sites in which they are included or to their own special sections within The Punch Page.

This list is very incomplete. For more current listings, see some of the sites listed below.

Professors with Homepages

Prof. Glyn Edwards - a longtime, self-described "Punch activist", Edwards is editor of  Around the World with Mr. Punch, a great quarterly journal about all things Punch past, present and future. In addition to his own site, see his section here in The Punch Page.

Prof. Freshwater
read her
comments on the Swazzle (including sound files!) and visit her Homepage.

Prof. Greenspan
see photos of his beautiful stages and great puppets and visit his Homepage.


More Professors and Resources

Punch and Judy on the Web
Chris Somerville's amazing and rich site full of links, images, histories and more.... a must see!

Professor Pages hosted at The Punch Page

Prof. Bob Sacco
International Punch showman, Honorary Secretary of the Punch and Judy Fellowship, performer and lecturer.

Prof. Horn (Mark Walker)
Horn's Punch & Judy Show is the oldest continuous Punch show in America. Includes articles by Mark Walker from "Around the World with Mr. Punch" .

Prof. Mark Poulton
Professor Mark Poulton is one of the last remaining professional seaside showmen still operating in England today. Includes some great photos of his fit-up.

More Professors

Puppets 'n Stuff - Bill and Edith Connor, professional clowns, ventriloquists, magicians, musicians and Punch and Judy performers for 30 years.

Prof. Sandini (Brian Sanders) - for the past few years has performed a very traditional show in and around Herefordshire, UK and at the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival and the Festival of Street Performers in Bristol.

Piccolo Puppet Players
Based in Oakland, CA, Punchman Brian Patterson and bottler Heidi Wohlwend have been presenting a TRADITIONAL swazzled show for nearly seven years at local Bay area events such as Renaissance Faires and corporate parties. bpunchy@aol.com

Prof. Dan Bishop
has been working on the beaches in Cornwall for more than 25 years, mainly in St. Ives and Sennen and has a permanent pitch at Lands End every summer. A member of the Punch and Judy Fellowship, he performs at Covent Garden every year in October on Punches Birthday. He has performed in Japan and Russia and at many Puppet festivals in Europe year after year.

Preston's Punch
Keith Preston keeps alive the traditional Punch & Judy show (with a few original twists) in Adelaide, South Australia.

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