Puppet from the Traditional Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre
Puppet created by Abraham Andonakos
Photographer: Michelle McFarlane
Image copyright: Dimitri Katsoulis &
Dimitri Katsoulis & Museum Victoria
This puppet was made in Greece in the 1960s by puppet master and illustrator Abraham Andonakos, from plastic and painted with ink. It was used by Dimitri Katsoulis in his performances in Greece and Melbourne until the 1990s. It was used by Dimitri Katsoulis in his performances in Greece and Melbourne until the 1990s.
Copritis is the son of Karaghiozis and a trouble maker. He is a careless, ignorant, practical joker who enjoys nothing more than female company and the misfortunes of others. He always appears in the prologues of the plays.