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Agrippino Manteo (1884-1947)

Cavallo, Jo Ann

Agrippino Manteo was initially one of a number of puppeteers who carried on the popular Sicilian tradition of puppetry in the New World beginning with the large wave of Italian immigrants in the 1880s and ’90s. Susan Kalcik points to the existence of puppet theaters in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, New Jersey, Chicago, San Francisco,and Cleveland, as well as Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.

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