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Some Masks and Characters of Commedia Del'Arte by Mind Map: Some Masks and
Characters of Commedia
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Some Masks and Characters of Commedia Del'Arte

Doctora

doctor, lawyer, astrologer, philosopher, or educated in some way

Hence, quoting latin at inappropriate times

enormously conceited

Animal: Pig

Pantalone

Typically a shop keeper from Vienna

retires

Very Wealthy

Miserly

He can smell money

talkative, guillible, full of temper, and the butt of all the jokes

Commonly decieved by his wife, or servent, or his son

Stupid

Fond of food

Animal: Chicken or Turkey

Zeni, the jester

resembled Greek slave of New Comedy

Any character at the absolute bottom of the social hierarchy

the Captain, Captano

Bragging, swashbuckling officer

tall tales of how he "beat a whole army of Turks and carried off the beard of the sultan"

Actually a big coward, Runs away at the first sign of trouble

"dressed-to-kill in cape"

Animal: Peacock

Harlequin

"a hippie"

constantly hungry, and without money

Outwits the others

acrobatic, agile, uses extravagant tricks

Uses his bat at every oppertunity

Costume: tattered patches