similar characters in Machiavelli’s Mandrake? Why? a)Brighella (Mr. Hedden)b)Florindo (Mr. Hicks)c)Pantalone (Ms. Lanoue)d)Truffaldino (Mr. Molinaro)e)Beatrice (Ms. Plant)f)Clarice (Mr. Porterfield)g)Smeraldina (Mr. Priest)
3How are love and desire portrayed? How are they different than the way they are portrayed in Machiavelli? Why? (Mr. Ramdeholl)4What are the main comic elements of this play? How does Goldoni create comic effect in this play?
5. What does Goldoni do to make his play plausible (believable to his audience)? Since comedy often relies on a plot that is unusual, if not implausible, what does Goldoni do to his play to “keep it real” and at the same time make it funny? (Mr. Bentley)