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Commedia Dell’arte: Characters and Masks
Episode 1825th July 2022 • The History Of European Theatre • Philip Rowe
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Episode 81:

The development of common character types through the travelling troupes.

The hierarchy of character, the troupe, and how that reflected society in general.

The five main characters:

Pantalone

Il Dottore

Il Capitano

Pulchinello

Harlequin

Minor characters:

Brighella

Pedrolino

Columbine and other female characters 

The young lovers


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