Petrushka (Russian: Петрушка) is a stock character of Russian folk puppetry (rayok) known at least since 17th century. Petrushkas were used as marionettes, as well as hand puppets. Traditionally he was a kind of a jester distinguished by red dress, red kolpak (a kind of pointy hat), and often a long nose. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A puppeteer is a person who manipulates a puppet or marionette, either by the use of strings, wires or their hands, for a stage production or film. ... Rayok literally means small paradise in Russian. ... A marionette is a type of puppet with strings controlled by a puppeteer from above. ... A hand munger is a type of puppet that is primarily controlled by a hand that occupies the interior of the puppet. ... For other uses of Jester, see Jester (disambiguation). ... Kolpak is a term used in the United Kingdom for players in the domestic cricket and rugby league from overseas. ... The tigrakhauda (Orthocorybantians) relief of eastern stairs of the Apadana of Persepolis. ...
Initially, Petrushka was a character of typical slapstick comedy targeting the adult audience. As puppet theatre gradually became predominantly children's entertainment, Petrushka became less vulgar and aggressive. This article is about comedic slapstick. ...
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