Permanent Collection
Permanent Collection / Italy
Marionette of Hamlet

© Museo dei Burattini di Budrio

Second half of the sixteenth century
Pietro Resoniero  (1640-1735)
Museum of Puppets Zanella/Pasqualini
Budrio, Bologna, Italy
About the Museum
This marionette represents Hamlet, the world famous Shakespearean character. It is still wearing the original clothes and thanks to a sophisticated device can walk and bent its knees. It was made by an Italian puppet-master, Pietro Resonieri, in the second half of the seventeenth-century.
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