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Unformatted text preview: Pantalone - miserly old man Arlecchino (Harlequin) - cunning clown Punch and Judy - the lovers Columbina - zanni servant o Players still used masks to portray characters Italian-inspired Designs o Designed space with stage and staggered wings and painted backdrop that gave a sense of perspective, vanishing point o Italian designer - Sebastian Serilo o 1st theater to use changeable scenery o Introduced proscenium arch to theater developed from Roman theater The most important and long-lasting development of Italian theater in the mid-1500s was the proscenium arch, a "frame" that surrounds the stage, permitting the audience and distancing the actors...
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- Spring '08