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Contrary to popular belief, Commedia actors did not improvise their dialogue on the spot. Rather, they created the dialogue before performing the scenario. The Commedia dell'Arte is an ancestor of the British tradition of Pantomimewhich also relies on stock characters and audience interaction. Milne albeit without the romanceand the writers of Black Adder and of Fawlty Towers. See Villainous Harlequin for a more contemporary depiction of this genre's most famous character. Commedia dell'Arte stock characters usually included: The Lovers innamorati Their romance tends to drive the plot whether or not they're the main characters.
Frequently rather airheaded and reliant on their much smarter servants. Never masked; not especially well-developed as a character, since his only function is to be in love. His name is usually Lelio, Leandro, or Claudio.
Generally in love with himself, and with the idea of being in loveand with the innamorata; if anyone gets any Character Developmentit will be him learning to reverse that order. Never masked; not especially well-developed as a character, since her only function is to be in love.
Will have a Pimped-Out Dress. Has a good chance of being named Isabella. Generally in love with herself, and with the idea of being in loveand with the innamorato; if anyone gets any Character Developmentit will be her learning to reverse that order. The Old People vecchi get in the way of the lovers' happiness ; often, two of them usually the Doctor and Pantalone are the lovers' respective fathers.
The innamorato's father may want to marry the innamorata himself. The Captain il Capitano: Blowhard, thinks he's God's gift to womenwill turn out to have Feet of Clay. Often serves as the Romantic False Lead. If the innamorato's biggest rival for the innamorata's hand isn't his own father, it's this guy. Typically a disliked foreigner, often from Spain as Spain, the superpower of the time, held political sway over Italy. Usually has an Overly Long Name very common in Spanish nobility.
A variant is Scaramuccia. The Doctor il Dottore, Graziano: No, probably not that Doctor. Often an Absent-Minded Professor type; often the father of one of the innamorati.
If he's the father of the innamorata, then he will rarely have much plot relevance, and will just sort of hang around and be funny. A parody of the Bolognese laureate intellectual Bologna has one of the world's oldest universities. Mostly portrayed as a doctor in law, usually intersperses his lines with dog Latin and mangled renditions of commonplace Latin sayings for comical effect. May go off on long free-associating tangents in an attempt to sound intellectual.
Keeps propositioning Colombina, the Dirty Old Man. Is also a Bad Boss to Arlechino. Sometimes an Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist. Based primarily on the stereotype of the rich Venetian merchant. Has a peculiar, shuffling walk, because he's always wearing Turkish sandals. Defined by his terrible stutter ; is often blind as a bat as well.
Often a priest, whose main role is to conduct whatever marriages happen at the end. Cheeky but loyal servant to Pantalone or the Doctor; audience favorite; usually drives the action. Can interact with the audience.
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Forms a Beta Couple with Colombina. May also be a Bumbling Sidekick. Wears bells on his hat, and an outfit covered in red and black diamonds, and carries the original slap-stick.
Known for acrobatic movements on stage. Distaff Counterpart of Arlecchino; servant of the innamorata. Forms a Beta Couple with Arlecchino.
What, you thought Women Are Wiser was a recent invention? Usually plays a musical instrument, sings, dances, or does all three. Wears lots of bright colours.
Also can be known as Arlecchina. Loyal, hardworking, dependable servant; the story's Chew Toy. In love with someone, usually Colombina, who doesn't love him back. May be the Sad Clown. Usually dressed almost entirely in white, with a little bit of black.
Another greedy character, but much less rich than Pantalone. Sometimes a middle class shopkeeper or tavern owner instead of a servant. Has no problem lying through his teeth. Dresses in white with a bit of green, and probably plays the lute.
Typically has a small, pointy beard. Can be an idiot, can be a Genius Cripple. Very violent, especially towards Arlecchino and Pierrot, and speaks in an unusually squeaky voice.
His name means "little chicken". Other characters La Signora: Sometimes a courtesan and often called Rosaura. He's usually more interested in charming a servant girl or eating than carrying out Brighella's villainy. Often seen as the brother of Brighella, he is fond of the ladies even if they weren't fond of him. His character has many variations: An "old windbag" type; like the rest of the old people, she's out to thwart the innamorati.
A relatively new character, La Strega is either portrayed as an intelligent manipulator who enjoys watching the chaos she creates, or a raving mad woman who frightens the other characters. She often provides love potions and other various items to the other characters. Examples and references in modern media: Along the way, Harlequin nominates the other characters as filling various stock roles, although it's ambiguous whether this is genuine insight or just a case of labelling people according to his preconceptions.
In one of the volumes of De cape et de crocsa group of protagonists who get captured, are forced to perform one of these for their captors. Harley Quinn's name in the Batman series is a pun on Harlequin. Brad and Janet are the Lovers. Eddie makes a passing Arlecchino. Columbia, fittingly, is a Colombina.
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Frank-N-Furter has elements of both The Captain obviously "not from around here," interested in Anything That Moves and Pantalone abusive of Eddie, his Arlecchino, hints of a relationship with Columbia. Riff Raff is a dead giveaway as the Pulcinella, hunchback and all. The Criminologist is perfect as the Doctor.
The others are a bit of a stretch - presumably Rocky as the Pierrot, Magenta as the Brighella, and Dr. Scott as the Tartaglia. The Marx Brothers fit the archetypes quite nicely. Arlecchino, though with aspects of Brighella, given his costant schemes. A Night at the Opera even has a scene of him dressing up in the costume that he stole from a production of Pagliacci.
In early productions, the Innamorato. Later on, he becomes a more toned-down Arlecchino for Groucho to boss around, before leaving the pictures altogether, in favour of Innamorato all the time. Columbina, or a Gender Flip of Il Dottore. Andre Moreau of Scaramouche is a heroic fugitive who goes undercover in the commedia dell arte troupe his beloved Lenore acts in, discovering an unexpected talent for slapstick.
The cast of Beauty and the Beast fits nicely: Belle and the Beast: Innamorati main romantic leads of the movie, although much more fleshed out than the usual innamorati Gaston: Il Capitano vain, boasting antagonist who lusts for Belle Maurice: Pulcinella ugly and stupid servant of the main antagonist Lumiere: Arlecchino smart, confident and flirty leader of the Beast's servants Cogsworth: Pierrot Butt-Monkeyalthough lacks the "hopeless lover" trait of the usual Pierrot Mrs. Commedia dell'arte is notable in that female roles were played by women, documented as early as the s, In the s, English theatre critics generally denigrated the troupes with their female actors some decades later, Ben Jonson referred to one female performer of the commedia as a "tumbling whore".
By the end of the s Italian prelates attempted to ban female performers, however, by the end of the century, actresses were standard on the Italian stage. Taviani's term negativa poetica describes this and other practices offensive to the church, while giving us an idea of the phenomenon of the commedia dell'arte performance. By the early 17th century, the "zanni" comedies were moving from pure improvisational street performances to specified and clearly delineated acts and characters.
Marivaux softened the commedia considerably by bringing in true emotion to the stage. Harlequin achieved more prominence during this period. It is possible that this kind of improvised acting was passed down the Italian generations until the 17th century, when it was revived as a professional theatrical technique. However, as currently used the term "Commedia dell'arte" was coined in the midth century. Commedia evolved into various configurations across Europe, and each country accultrated the form to its liking.
For example, pantomime which flourished in the 18th century, owes its genesis to the character types of the commedia, particularly Harlequin. The Punch and Judy puppet shows, popular to this day in England, owe their basis to the Pulcinella mask that emerged in Neapolitan versions of the form. In Italy, commedia masks and plots found their way into the opera buffaand the plots of RossiniVerdiand Puccini. During the Napoleonic occupation of Italy, commedia dell'arte was outlawed. Companies Compagnie, or companies, were troupes of actors, each of whom had a specific function or role.
These compagnie traveled throughout Europe from the early period, beginning with the Soldati, then, the Ganassa, who traveled to Spain—never to be heard from again—and the famous troupes of the Golden Age — These names which signified daring and enterprise were appropriated from the names of the academies—in a sense, to lend legitimacy.
However, each troupe had its imprese like a coat of arms which symbolized its nature. The Gelosi for example, used the two-headed face of the roman god, Janus —to signify its comings and goings and relationship to the season of carnival —which took place in January.
Janus also signified the duality of the actor, who is playing a character or mask, while still remaining oneself. Magistrates and clergy were not always receptive to the traveling compagnie companiesparticularly during periods of plague, and because of their itinerant nature.
The term vagabondi was used in reference to the comici, and remains a derogatory term to this day vagabond. A troupe often consisted of ten performers of familiar masked and unmasked types, and included women. In Commedia each character embodies a mood: Additionally, each character has a singular costume and mask that is representative of the character's role.
In other words the characteristics of the character and the characteristics of the mask are the same. In the 17th century as commedia became popular in France, the characters of Pierrot, Columbine and Harlequin were refined and became essentially Parisian, according to Green. Many of the basic plot elements can be traced back to the Roman comedies of Plautus and Terencesome of which were themselves translations of lost Greek comedies of the 4th century BC. However, it is more probable that the comici used contemporary novella, or, traditional sources as well, and drew from current events and local news of the day.
Not all scenari were comic, there were some mixed forms and even tragedies.
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is drawn from a popular scenario in the Scala collection, his Polonius "Hamlet" is drawn from Pantalone, and his clowns bear homage to the zanni.
Comici performed written comedies at court. Song and dance were widely used, and a number of innamorata were skilled madrigalistsa song form that uses chromatics and close harmonies. Audiences came to see the performers, with plot lines becoming secondary to the performance. Among the great innamorate, Isabella Andreini, was perhaps the most widely known and a medallion dedicated to her reads: Performers made use of well-rehearsed jokes and stock physical gags, known as lazzi and concettias well as on-the-spot improvised and interpolated episodes and routines, called burle singular burla, Italian for jokeusually involving a practical joke.
Since the productions were improvised, dialogue and action could easily be changed to satirize local scandals, current events, or regional tastes, while still using old jokes and punch lines.
Characters were identified by costumes, masks, and propssuch as a type of baton known as a slapstick. These characters included the forebears of the modern clownnamely Harlequin arlecchino and Zanni. The classic, traditional plot is that the innamorati are in love and wish to be married, but one elder vecchio or several elders vecchi are preventing this from happening, leading the lovers to ask one or more zanni eccentric servants for help.
Typically the story ends happily, with the marriage of the innamorati and forgiveness for any wrongdoings. There are countless variations on this story, as well as many that diverge wholly from the structure, such as a well-known story about Arlecchino becoming mysteriously pregnant, or the Punch and Judy scenario.
While generally personally unscripted, the performances often were based on scenarios that gave some semblance of plot to the largely improvised format. The Flaminio Scala scenarios, published in the early 17th century, are the most widely known collection and representative of its most esteemed compagnia, I Gelosi.