Come and see! Puppetry in pictures. > Folk puppet play

 Detail penny print, 19th centuryIn the past, most professional puppet players were poor people. The audience too belonged to the lower classes. In the dramas that were staged, the comic characters voiced protest against social injustice. Folk puppet play is founded on old traditions that differ from country to country. For instance, the plays featuring Jan Klaassen are typically Dutch.

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