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Lazzi

 

short scenes of a buffo character, various stunts, jokes, and witty remarks; an important element of the Italian commedia dell’arte. They were usually performed by actors playing the roles of servants—the zanni. The lazzi were not connected with the plot of the presentation, but were a comic emphasis or comment on the main action or a parody of separate episodes. In the 20th century, Italian theaters performing in local dialects still retain lazzi in their productions.

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It is essentially a bed-making lazzi. Max, as the lazzi progresses, gets more and more frustrated with Arnold, to the point where ze is pushing Arnold and almost on the verge of violence with him.
If we think of the commedia dellarte tradition, the numerous lazzi provide scenarios within which the actors may explore potentials.
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A brief description of a sequence of lazzi in L'Avare in a chapter on "Classic Routines" provides useful insight into the way that comedies of character employ manifestations of exaggerated physicality.
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Il y a du Moliere dans ce portrait du cuistre aristotelicien, avec une pointe de comedie italienne: l'accusateur, ce Jean de Mauleon de Francon--gentilhomme francais de souche, mais sur le nom duquel Voltaire laisse flotter un soupcon tout inedit d'italianite (<< un nomme Francon ou Franconi >>) (9)--suggere un lazzi du genre Franconi contre Vanini; Pantalon contre Bartolo.
In this, Robert Coover exemplifies what is possible when an author clowns literature, partners its naked logical structures, plays with it in virtuosic turns, in narrative lazzi, and novelistic doggerel.
Erudita, popular plays, and novelle supplied matter for the new stages, while arte masks, gestures, and lazzi became familiar tropes.
Given this good-humored fraud, it was little wonder that the remainder of the production consisted of Comrnedia dell'arte lazzi rather than anything more significant or serious.