Commedia

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Author:
wrathes
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309389
Filename:
Commedia
Updated:
2015-10-10 19:02:20
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commedia group1 archetypes
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narrative theory
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Il Vechi (the old men) Il Zanni (the "zany" servants) Innamorati (the lovers)
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  1. Il Vecchi- Pantalone
    • "Mr Big Pants"
    • a wealthy, miserly old man, usually lecherous
    • ie. Mr Burns from "The Simpsons"
  2. Il Vecchi- Dottore
    • "The Doctor"
    • a smug, know-it-all professor, who really knows nothing
  3. Il Vecchi- Capitano
    • "The Captain"
    • a boasting, bragging macho soldier, who is actually a coward underneath. Usually has a long, absurdly pretentious name
  4. Il Zanni- Arlecchino
    • "Harlequin"
    • the nimble, acrobatic, tricky servant
    • childlike, sometimes not too bright, but usually wins out in the end
    • ie. Bart from "The Simpsons"
  5. Il Zanni- Brighella
    • "Brawler"
    • the tough-guy servant, a good liar, always out for himself
  6. Il Zanni- Columbina
    • "Little Dove"
    • the wisecracking maid, usually the smartest character. Flirtatious and playful, she was usually the servent/best-friend/confidante to the leading lady, and sometimes Archlecchino's girlfriend
  7. Innamorati
    • the lovers were known by various names -- popular choice were Flavio for the boy, and Isabella for the girl
    • wore fashionable clothes, and no masks

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