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A Commedia del' Arte troupe, performing in the 16th Century
(Harlequin) The most famous. He was an acrobat and a wit, childlike and amorous. He wore a cat-like mask and motley coloured clothes and carried a bat or wooden sword.
Arlecchino's crony, was more roguish and sophisticated, a cowardly villain who would do anything for money.
(the captain) was a caricature of the professional soldier—bold, swaggering, and cowardly
(the doctor) was a caricature of learning—pompous and fraudulent
was a caricature of the Venetian merchant, rich and retired, mean and miserly, with a young wife or an adventurous daughter.
was a white-faced, moon-struck dreamer and the forerunner of today's clown.
as seen in the English Punch and Judy shows, was a dwarfish humpback with a crooked nose, the cruel bachelor who chased pretty girls.
dressed in black and carrying a pointed sword, was the Robin Hood of his day.
handsome lover who went by many names. He wore no mask and had to be eloquent in order to speak the love declamations.
A female lover: Isabella Andreini was the most famous. Her servant, usually called Columbina, was the beloved of Harlequin. Witty, bright, and given to intrigue, she developed into such characters as Harlequine and Pierrette.
an old woman, either the mother or a village gossip, who thwarted the lovers
and Ballerina: their job was to sing, dance, or play music.
The lowest servant (eg Manuel from Fawlty Towers)
The character of highest status: a noble who wears no mask
A joke or witticism: all other character shad to follow the lead of a character who began this (3 Stooges are exponents)
the city where Commedia del'Arte began
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