The Puppet Play of Don Cristóbal
(Retablillo de Don Cristóbal
) is a play for puppet theatre
by the twentieth-century Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca
. It was written in 1931 and was first performed on the 11th May, 1935 at the Book Fair in Madrid
, in a performance in which Lorca operated the puppets
himself. Don Cristóbal is a kind of Punch
character (which itself was based on Pulcinella
), who also appears in García Lorca's earlier puppet play, The Billy-Club Puppets
(written in 1931).
- Edwards, Gwynne. 1980. Lorca: The Theatre Beneath the Sand. London and New York: Marion Boyars. ISBN 0714527718.
- García Lorca, Francisco. 1963. Introduction. In Five Plays: Comedies and Tragi-Comedies by Federico García Lorca. Trans. James Graham-Lujan and Richard L. O'Connell. London: Penguin, 1970. ISBN 0140181253. p.9-20.