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23rd Sep '16 8:43:43 AM Furienna
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** ''Theatre/TwelthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pantalone, Feste the Arlecchino.

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** ''Theatre/TwelthNight'' ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pantalone, Feste the Arlecchino.
23rd Sep '16 8:41:03 AM Furienna
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** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' is, if anything, a deconstruction. It has its eponymous Innamorati, Friar Lawrence as the Tartaglia (with the subversion that he's sort of right about everything), Lord and Lady Capulet as the pantalone and the signora), Tybalt as the Capitano, the nurse as the Columbine, Mercutio as the Arlecchino and Benvolio as the Pierrot. However, the ZanyScheme doesn't work out, the innamorati don't get a HappilyEverAfter, and a lot of people die.

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** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' is, if anything, a deconstruction. It has its eponymous Innamorati, Friar Lawrence as the Tartaglia (with the subversion that he's sort of right about everything), Lord and Lady Capulet as the pantalone and the signora), signora, Tybalt as the Capitano, the nurse as the Columbine, Mercutio as the Arlecchino and Benvolio as the Pierrot. However, the ZanyScheme doesn't work out, the innamorati don't get a HappilyEverAfter, and a lot of people die.



** ''Theatre/TweflthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pantalone, Feste the Arlecchino. ** At least one version of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', produced for television in the '70s by [[Creator/{{PBS}} WNET New York]], is explicitly Commedia, down to the costumes and presentation style.

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** ''Theatre/TweflthNight'' ''Theatre/TwelthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pantalone, Feste the Arlecchino. Arlecchino.
** At least one version of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', produced for television in the '70s by [[Creator/{{PBS}} WNET New York]], is explicitly Commedia, down to the costumes and presentation style.
23rd Sep '16 8:34:58 AM Furienna
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** Baldrick, whether the HypercompetentSidekick of the first series or the cheerful dimwit he is the rest of the time, is always some kind of Arlecchino, consistently the lowest-status character present, and always with some kind of 'cunning plan' always on hand.

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** Baldrick, whether the HypercompetentSidekick of the first series or the cheerful dimwit he is the rest of the time, is always some kind of Arlecchino, consistently the lowest-status character present, and always with some kind of 'cunning plan' always on hand.
23rd Sep '16 3:22:17 AM Furienna
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* '''[[AdultsAreUseless The Old People]]''' (''vecchi'') [[ParentalMarriageVeto get in the way of the lovers' happiness]]; often, two of them (usually the Doctor and Pantalone) are the lovers' respective fathers. The ''innamorato'' 's father may want to marry the ''innamorata'' himself.
** '''[[MilesGloriosus The Captain]]''' (''il Capitano''): Blowhard, [[CasanovaWannabe thinks he's God's gift to women]], will turn out to have FeetOfClay. Often serves as the RomanticFalseLead. If the ''innamorato'' 's biggest rival for the ''innamorata'''s hand isn't his own father, it's this guy. Typically a disliked foreigner, often from Spain (as Spain, the superpower of the time, held political sway over Italy). Usually has an OverlyLongName (very common in Spanish nobility). A variant is Scaramuccia.

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* '''[[AdultsAreUseless The Old People]]''' (''vecchi'') [[ParentalMarriageVeto get in the way of the lovers' happiness]]; often, two of them (usually the Doctor and Pantalone) are the lovers' respective fathers. The ''innamorato'' 's ''innamorato'''s father may want to marry the ''innamorata'' himself.
** '''[[MilesGloriosus The Captain]]''' (''il Capitano''): Blowhard, [[CasanovaWannabe thinks he's God's gift to women]], will turn out to have FeetOfClay. Often serves as the RomanticFalseLead. If the ''innamorato'' 's ''innamorato'''s biggest rival for the ''innamorata'''s hand isn't his own father, it's this guy. Typically a disliked foreigner, often from Spain (as Spain, the superpower of the time, held political sway over Italy). Usually has an OverlyLongName (very common in Spanish nobility). A variant is Scaramuccia.
23rd Sep '16 3:21:00 AM Furienna
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** '''[[MilesGloriosus The Captain]]''' (''il Capitano''): Blowhard, [[CasanovaWannabe thinks he's God's gift to women]], will turn out to have FeetOfClay. Often serves as the RomanticFalseLead. If the ''innamorato'' 's biggest rival for the ''innamorata'' 's hand isn't his own father, it's this guy. Typically a disliked foreigner, often from Spain (as Spain, the superpower of the time, held political sway over Italy). Usually has an OverlyLongName (very common in Spanish nobility). A variant is Scaramuccia.

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** '''[[MilesGloriosus The Captain]]''' (''il Capitano''): Blowhard, [[CasanovaWannabe thinks he's God's gift to women]], will turn out to have FeetOfClay. Often serves as the RomanticFalseLead. If the ''innamorato'' 's biggest rival for the ''innamorata'' 's ''innamorata'''s hand isn't his own father, it's this guy. Typically a disliked foreigner, often from Spain (as Spain, the superpower of the time, held political sway over Italy). Usually has an OverlyLongName (very common in Spanish nobility). A variant is Scaramuccia.
6th Sep '16 3:48:24 PM whunt
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** Iris is Columbina, in the hard-working, go-getter, rational voice of reason sense.

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** Iris is Columbina, in the hard-working, go-getter, rational voice of reason sense.sense, sort of combining traits with Pulchinella. Doom Kitty is a more traditional Columbina.
27th Aug '16 6:27:59 PM snichols1973
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** At least one version of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', produced for television in the '70s by [[Creator/{{PBS}} WNET New York]], is explicitly Commedia, down to the costumes and presentation style.

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** ''Theatre/TweflthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pantalone, Feste the Arlecchino. ** At least one version of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', produced for television in the '70s by [[Creator/{{PBS}} WNET New York]], is explicitly Commedia, down to the costumes and presentation style.
13th Aug '16 4:49:00 PM whunt
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* In a similar manner to ''Winnie-the-Pooh'', ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'' is like a Goth version of the commedia, minus the romance:
** Ruby herself seems a benign Arlecchino, being the one administering conflict rather than being involved.
** Iris is Columbina, in the hard-working, go-getter, rational voice of reason sense.
** There are two Pierrots -- Scaredy Bat with his defeatist, afraid of everything attitude, and Misery with her constant depression and well...misery.
** Poe the Crow is both Pantalone in the sense of puffing himself up and Il Dottore in the sense of his claimed profession and actual class amongst the cast.
** Skull Boy is both a more benign Pantalone in the sense of his versatility and trying many jobs, and also a Scapino in his general attitude.
** Frank and Len are both Pulchinella, being oafish and dimwitted, as well as often initiating slapstick.
20th Jul '16 12:00:46 AM Alkochochlik
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* ''Literature/{{Zemsta}}'' has:

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* ''Literature/{{Zemsta}}'' ''Theatre/{{Zemsta}}'' has:
7th Jun '16 7:32:05 PM PaulA
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** '''Pulcinella''' (''[[PunchAndJudy Punch]]''): A hunchback or otherwise disabled/disfigured character, based on the stooping walk of Renaissance Italian coal carriers. Can be an idiot, can be a GeniusCripple. Very violent, especially towards Arlecchino and Pierrot, and speaks in an unusually squeaky voice. His name means "little chicken".

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** '''Pulcinella''' (''[[PunchAndJudy (''[[Theatre/PunchAndJudy Punch]]''): A hunchback or otherwise disabled/disfigured character, based on the stooping walk of Renaissance Italian coal carriers. Can be an idiot, can be a GeniusCripple. Very violent, especially towards Arlecchino and Pierrot, and speaks in an unusually squeaky voice. His name means "little chicken".
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