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Unformatted text preview: Old Men: Pantalone, Dottore Zanni: Arlecchino (Harlequin), Truffaldino, Pulchinella, Scaramuccia, Brighella Soldier: Capitano Maid: Columbina o The Lovers (inamorati) were unmasked • Commedia Subject Matter o Largely improvised over basic story frameworks o Used lazzi- stock “bits” or “shtick” o Broad physical comedy- “Slapstick” o Used stories about common, domestic life • Influences o Commedia would spread throughout Europe. o Greatly influenced the French Moliere’s writings Pantomime o Vaudeville The style and subject matter can still be seen in some TV and film in the modern age...
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- Spring '10
- Theatre, French people, Commedia dell'arte, Commedia Subject Matter