Karagiozis: Culture and Comedy in Greek Puppet Theater
Karagiozis—a form of comic folk drama employing stock puppet figures—was immensely popular in Greece until recent years, when newer forms of entertainment have virtually eclipsed it. Derived from ancient Byzantine and Greek sources, it takes its name from the principal puppet character, the clever, humpbacked fool-hero Karagiozis, who appears in many guises, surrounded by a cast of folk caricatures from all walks of life.
University Press of Kentucky
Byzantine and Modern Greek | Other Theatre and Performance Studies
Myrsiades, Linda S. and Myrsiades, Kostas, "Karagiozis: Culture and Comedy in Greek Puppet Theater" (2014). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 39.