Category:Commedia dell'arte

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Commedia dell’arte is a form of theatre characterized by masked “types” which began in Italy in the 16th century and was responsible for the advent of the actresses and improvised performances based on sketches or scenarios.

Commedia dell'arte 
theatre characterized by masked “types”
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Instance of theatrical genre,
comedic genre
Subclass of comedy
Different from
  • Commedia erudita
Authority control
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Commedia dell'arte has three main stock roles: servant, master and innamorati (lovers). The servants or the clowns are referred to as the Zanni and include characters such as Arlecchino, Brighella and Pedrolino. Some of the better known characters are Arlecchino (also known as Harlequin), Pierrot and Pierrette, Pantalone, Il Dottore, Brighella, Il Capitano, Colombina, the Innamorati, Pedrolino, Pulcinella, Sandrone, Scaramuccia (also known as Scaramouche), La Signora and Tartaglia.

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