Punch Scholar

Further reading

A book that would be interesting to read is this one on the Russian Petrushka. The histories of these two puppets is so similar you could read this book and mentally substitute 'Petrushka' for 'Punch'.

Petrushka, the Russian carnival puppet theatre
Catriona Kelly
Cambridge University Press 1990
ISBN 0 521 37520 7
The history of Petrushka the Punch of Russia. Includes authentic script.

Punch and Judy in 19th Century America
Ryan Howard
McFarland 2013
ISBN: 978-0786472703
Punch spread throughout the English speaking world early in the 19th century. Inspired by the popularity of the Collier/Cruikshank book, the show migrated to the U.S.A. in 1828 as a theatrical performance and in Dime Museums. This book documents the whole adventure through the names of those involved.

Available through Amazon.

Punch & Judy: Inside the Booth
Geoff Felix
Self published 2016
ISBN 978-0-9521371-2-2
A very personal account of the author's experience in the performance and history of puppetry, with an emphasis on Punch. In this book experience is translated into advice; good advice that is well worth considering.
Email: geoffreyfelix@hotmail.com

Successful Punch and Judy
Glyn Edwards
Da Silva Puppet Books, 2000
ISBN-10: 0951360078
Good practical advice on the art of performing Punch and Judy. Includes an example script and the various technical aspects of putting together a show.
Available from this website:
http://www.punch-and-judy.com/books-and-dvd.php

The Art of Punch & Judy
Glynn Edwards
The Fedora Group 2011
ISBN 978-0-9567189-0-7
After 50 years as a performer and advocate of the art, Glyn Edwards discusses various aspects of the show from his own perspective. Includes an annotated script.
Available from this website:
http://www.punch-and-judy.com/books-and-dvd.php

Weymouth and Mr.Punch: ALL the Worlds a Stage
Judith Stinton
Harlequin Press 2008
ISBN 978-0-9555922404
Although this is ostensibly a book about Punch and Judy shows in Wymouth, it does deal with a lot more in regards to the history of seaside entertainments and Weymouth as a seaside resort.