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Harlequin

(här`ləkwĭn, –kĭn): 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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harlequin

comic character in commedia dell’arte; dressed in multicolored tights in a diamond-shaped pattern. [Ital. Drama: NCE, 1194]
See: Clowns

harlequin

1. Theatre a stock comic character originating in the commedia dell'arte; the foppish lover of Columbine in the English harlequinade. He is usually represented in diamond-patterned multicoloured tights, wearing a black mask
2. (of certain animals) having a white coat with irregular patches of black or other dark colour
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A huge amount of fun is to be had by both the actors and their audience, as Arlecchino, that 'knave of ribaldry' (Commedia Plays, B.
Ed, is monotonously obnoxious as a redneck pentecostal Big Daddy, an archetype as traditional to American theater as Arlecchino to commedia dell'arte and probably as beloved--certainly by those who undertake the part.
Originally Arlecchino, a stock figure of commedia dell ' arte (possibly from the name of a medieval demon or goblin), Harlequin became the buffoon of French and then of English pantomime.
To provide the comedic effect, actors wearing garish outfits and makeup, would play clowns based on characters such as Arlecchino and Colombina, the father of the girl Pantalone and his servants Pulcinella and Pierrot, one of whom displayed cunning, the other merely being an idiot.
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The opening day also played host to a number of acts including the Burmese and Poland puppet shows, Toy Box show from the US and Arlecchino and the Witch from Italy.
Per trattare il cambiamento del teatro Bronowski si serve del personaggio di Arlecchino e ne parla come metafora, affermando che Arlecchino, preso come simbolo del teatro tout-court, raffigura "la maschera vecchia e quella nuova dei nuovi tempi romantici e piu umani" (75).
A Spanish production based on Goldoni's Servant of Two Masters, by Alberto San Juan and directed by Andres Lima, imagines Arlecchino as a Moroccan immigrant living illegally in Europe (a situation further explored in another festival entry, Bladi mon pays, by Driss Rokh).
The scenario of 'Falsetto' was implicitly alluded to by Montale himself in 'Botta e risposta II', where with his customary ironic detachment, he painted a seaside scene of some banality: 'in questo butterato | sabbiume di polcromi | estivanti ed io in mezzo, piu arlecchino | degli altri' (L'opera in versi, p.
You certainly can't miss Arlecchino if you're walking down Heaton Road.
Chapter 9 is devoted to the long career (1584-1621) of Tristano Martinelli, the first famous Arlecchino, whom Henke positions as the consummate performer of the buffone tradition with reference to his daring verbal and physical acrobatics as well as his privileged position as supervisor of street performers in Mantova.
La ultima de ellas, La llave y la cerradura, que remato las presentaciones en exteriores, nos permitio disfrutar al delicioso Arlecchino de Augusto Albahez, actor brasileno afincado en Colima.