Tía Norica (pursued by a bull) is spotted in Madrid

The marionettes of Tia Norica (Aunt Norica) have the honour —which incidentally is well deserved— of being one of the best studied phenomenon in Spanish puppet-theatre history. The first person to write at any length about them is the Cadiz scholar José María León y Domínguez who, in a book of personal essays (Recuerdos gaditanos, Recollections of Cadiz, 1897), dedicates a substantial chapter to the subject. The specialist in folklore, Arcadio de Larrea, published two works, (Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares, 1950 and 1953), in which he recounted various historical facts and published a number of the original...

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