Scaramouche

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Scaramouche:

see commedia dell'artecommedia dell'arte
, popular form of comedy employing improvised dialogue and masked characters that flourished in Italy from the 16th to the 18th cent. Characters of the Commedia Dell'Arte
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Scaramouche

talks a good fight; never does. [Ital. Lit.: Espy, 125]

Scaramouche

stock character in commedia dell’arte; boastful poltroon. [Ital. Drama: Brewer Dictionary, 967]
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That farce was in need of some refurbishing may be perceived in Edward Ravenscroft's and Aphra Behn's attempts to bring in the format of the Italian commedia dell'arte with his Scaramouch a Philosopher, Harlequin a School-Boy, Bravo, Merchant and Magician (1677) and her The Emperor of the Moon (1687), and also in the movement toward the supernatural in some of the farcical plays written in the 1680s (e.
Thurmond was associated with Scaramouch, a role which he performed in the entr'actes early in his career and later in pantomimes, including Mars and Venus; or, The Mouse Trap (Rich's burlesque of The Loves of Mars and Venus) at Lincoln's Inn Fields, as well as his own The Dumb Farce at Drury Lane.
For the 1700/1701 season there survive advertisements for over too performances, only three of which explicitly mention dancing; the only named dance was a French Scaramouch.
Apart from the films in Canada, I have been touring with a one-man show Scaramouch Jones across Britain, Dublin and Canada.