Puppets – (or Pupi as they are called in Sicily) are a typical puppet of folklore and folk theater, which originated in Naples and Rome, where he created and developed during the first half of the nineteenth century, although major development Pupi got it in Sicily. Repertoire of opera houses puppets Catania basically 'inspired' invasion of the Normans in Sicily in the twelfth century. Stories of battles between the Normans and later the Arabs, with local residents – stalosrazu popular among the Sicilians, and then grew into a national heritage, where puppets have become symbols, heroes – bearers of the moral values of European civilization, which contrasts with the Islam, therefore, represents a collision of Sicily zavosevatelyami. Each story was told with cycles, which extend from the evening in the evening. In the ads pasted on performance has traditionally been picture of the main stage and a brief description of 'the program'. Catania pupi – puppets, in contrast to the traditions of Palermo, were about 1.30 meters in height and weighing from 15 to 35 kilograms. Because of the size they must be used exclusively in the theater, for this reason were also made pupi 80 inches, suitable for all usloviyay and places.
Materials that make up the basic structure of puppets: wood for the head, hands and forearms, chest and legs, metallic compounds, which adhere to the feet and hands. The most difficult was always head puppets that could be made of wood or clay. In the past, this was a special expert craftsmen, of which elects one, which subsequently have always trusted the puppet-do, and then restore the head. Lick puppets Catania was written in the style of the iconography of the sixteenth century. Summing up the creation of puppets, it should be noted that the battle armor and clothing puppets in strict accordance with the strict canons, and eventually appeared as a puppet very beautiful – with a clear face and a hand-decorated armor, well-chosen garments. Catania puppets operated by top specialists manevrovschikami that using just two thin metal rod, connected with the head of a puppet and her right hand, put a puppet on your lap or on one knee, forced her to move on their feet, fight with swords, creating the illusion of a living teatra. puppets with the help of the speaker. Now the tradition has remained a tradition, many adults and children come to watch performances, but eventually bygone euphoria of the puppet theater was lost among television, radio and computer games.