“Other Sicilian puparis have followed this strategy and have succeeded in attracting both audience and media attention beyond local lands. Angelo Sicilia, another puparo from Palermo, began an opera dei pupi focused on stories about Sicilian resistance against mafia and mobsters. His idea was brought to schools and theaters alike, to educate the new generation on their own history and adapt an old tradition to a contemporary society.”

 

From article by Stefania D’Ignoti of Nieman Foundation