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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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In Arlecchino Tristano (titolo della seconda parte del volume), viene invece descritta l'inarrestabile ascesa (una combinazione di frenesia accumulatrice, di bulimica energia vitale e di "sfrenata ambizione senile" connessa soprattutto a una "prodigiosa sovrumana fertilita") e la morte di Tristano Martinelli--attore--seguita, a pochi anni di distanza, dalla resurrezione del suo personaggio--Arlecchino--fra le pagine dell'opera metateatrale La comedie des comediens del nobile diseredato Georges de Scudery.
Analogously, Arlecchino would be a "text" composed of theatrical and historical legacies, traits, styles, actions, and emblematic signs called upon by performance of a role.
As Cro-Magnon is to modern homo sapiens, so is Rubinus to that still vibrant theatrical persona, Arlecchino.
Much of the fun of The False Turk comes from the audience knowing exactly what is going on when Arlecchio dresses Flavio up as a Turk (with Arlecchino himself as the Turk's serving man) and anticipating Pantelone's ire when he realises he has been duped.
Another text box introduces the alazon/eiron partnership that Northrop Frye first developed and how it corresponds to other similar partnerships, such as Pantalone and Arlecchino or a duo in a Monty Python sketch.
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To outsiders, its inhabitants spoke a guttural language, and it was the birthplace of the commedia dell'arte's character Arlecchino.
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).
This gave birth to characters like Arlecchino e Colombina in Bergamo, Pantalone in Venice and Pulcinella in Naples, who have all become part of Italian tradition.
Don't miss one of the city's best ice cream shops, the Arlecchino on rue du 31 decembre, right across the street, offering 30-40 flavors of homemade ice cream at $3.
The Plzen Opera, which in the period when it was headed by Petr Kofron was one of our most progressive companies, has attracted interest with its highly individual adaptation of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Salieri's Catilina, Busoni's Arlecchino or Lortzing's Undine.
Meanwhile, the commedia plot blithely fuses the worlds of fantasy and conventional reality at every turn, the stock characters of Pantalone, Arlecchino et al.