Card Set Information
commedia group1 archetypes
Il Vechi (the old men) Il Zanni (the "zany" servants) Innamorati (the lovers)
Il Vecchi- Pantalone
"Mr Big Pants"
a wealthy, miserly old man, usually lecherous
ie. Mr Burns from "The Simpsons"
Il Vecchi- Dottore
a smug, know-it-all professor, who really knows nothing
Il Vecchi- Capitano
a boasting, bragging macho soldier, who is actually a coward underneath. Usually has a long, absurdly pretentious name
Il Zanni- Arlecchino
the nimble, acrobatic, tricky servant
childlike, sometimes not too bright, but usually wins out in the end
ie. Bart from "The Simpsons"
Il Zanni- Brighella
the tough-guy servant, a good liar, always out for himself
Il Zanni- Columbina
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
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