Cipollino

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For the variety of marble with the same name, see Cipollino marble.
Signor Tomato and Cipollino on a 1992 Russian stamp.

Cipollino is a fictional character from Gianni Rodari's eponymous Tale of Cipollino (Italian: Il romanzo di Cipollino), also known under its 1957 renamed title Adventures of Cipollino (Italian: Le avventure di Cipollino), a children's tale about political oppression. The story of Cipollino was popular enough to have a ballet staged in Ukrainian Academic ballet and opera theatre named after T.Shevchenko in 1974, composed by Karen Khachaturian and choreographed by Genrik Alexandrovich Maiorov.[1]

Cipollino, or Little Onion, fights the unjust treatment of his fellow vegetable townfolk by the fruit royalty (Prince Lemon and the overly proud Lord Tomato) in the garden kingdom. The main theme is the struggle of the underclass against the powerful, good versus evil, and the importance of friendship in the face of difficulties.[2]

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  1. ^ The National Academic Theatre of Republic of Belarus
  2. ^ Ballet Theatre of Lancaster
  3. ^ Chipollinos tavgadasavali on IMDb. Retrieved 17 July 2010.

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