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30th Oct '17 8:29:39 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/Limelight'' features a ballet - "Harlequinade" with the Commedia dell'Arte characters.
20th Oct '17 6:52:59 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The theatre troupe in ''Players of Gor'' is this with the serial numbers very half-heartedly filed off -- with justification, since all human Gorean cultures originated on Earth and have adapted to the local customs as necessary. Characters include Bina (a truncation of "Columbina", but also previously established as Gorean for "Slave Beads" and a common slave name) Brigella (note spelling) who is a ''female'' character, Chino and Lecchio who are an Arlecchino double-act, and Petrucchio who is often a MilesGloriosus. As this is low art, female players are always slaves and have an alternative means of earning coins if the plays are doing poorly. (On the other hand, men do the heavy lifting and are more likely to be flat-out killed if they fall into bandit hands.)

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* The theatre troupe in ''Players of Gor'' Literature/{{Gor}}'' is this with the serial numbers very half-heartedly filed off -- with justification, since all human Gorean cultures originated on Earth and have adapted to the local customs as necessary. Characters include Bina (a truncation of "Columbina", but also previously established as Gorean for "Slave Beads" and a common slave name) Brigella (note spelling) who is a ''female'' character, Chino and Lecchio who are an Arlecchino double-act, and Petrucchio who is often a MilesGloriosus. As this is low art, female players are always slaves and have an alternative means of earning coins if the plays are doing poorly. (On the other hand, men do the heavy lifting and are more likely to be flat-out killed if they fall into bandit hands.)
11th Oct '17 8:41:17 PM Hippopotaschat
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A form of theater developed in late-Renaissance Italy, '''Commedia dell'Arte''' ("artists' comedy") relied on a UniversalAdaptorCast of [[StockCharacter stock characters]], whose roles, characteristics, and costumes were well-defined and widely known. The troupe would take a scenario, which would outline the plot, and ad-lib all their dialog and the details of the action.

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A form of theater developed in late-Renaissance Italy, '''Commedia dell'Arte''' ("artists' comedy") relied on a UniversalAdaptorCast of [[StockCharacter stock characters]], whose roles, characteristics, and costumes were well-defined and widely known. The troupe would take a scenario, which would outline the plot, and ad-lib all create their dialog own dialogue and actions to tell the details of story. Contrary to popular belief, Commedia actors did not improvise their dialogue on the action.
spot. Rather, they created the dialogue before performing the scenario.
11th Oct '17 8:36:40 PM Hippopotaschat
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** Judge Turpin is Pantalone, Pirelli is il Capitano. Depending on the portrayal, Beadle Bamford is either a particularly malicious Brighella, or an evil Dottore, with his dandy mannerisms and eloquent speech patterns.

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** Judge Turpin is Pantalone, Pirelli is il Capitano. Depending on the portrayal, Beadle Bamford is either a particularly malicious Brighella, or an evil Dottore, with his dandy mannerisms and eloquent speech patterns. It also helps that the Beadle is usually played by a heavyset actor.


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** The Beggar Woman is the only character who doesn't neatly fit into a traditional mold. However, she does show several qualities of the modern La Strega character, with her mad ramblings and repulsive appearance.
11th Oct '17 8:31:29 PM Hippopotaschat
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** '''La Strega''': The witch. A relatively new character, La Strega is either portrayed as an intelligent manipulator who enjoys watching the chaos she creates, or a raving mad woman who frightens the other characters. She often provides love potions and other various items to the other characters.
11th Oct '17 8:26:55 PM Hippopotaschat
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** Judge Turpin is Pantalone, Pirelli is il Capitano, and Beadle Bamford is some evil twin of Brighella.

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** Judge Turpin is Pantalone, Pirelli is il Capitano, and Capitano. Depending on the portrayal, Beadle Bamford is some either a particularly malicious Brighella, or an evil twin of Brighella.Dottore, with his dandy mannerisms and eloquent speech patterns.
17th Jun '17 5:47:14 PM ANTMuddle
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* On ''Series/TheAmazingRace,'' a Fast-Forward task involved a routine with such a troupe. The green pass would appear in the performance some time during the routine, upon which it could be claimed.

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* On ''Series/TheAmazingRace,'' a Fast-Forward task involved a routine with such a troupe. The green pass would appear in the performance some time during the routine, performance, upon which it could be claimed.
17th Jun '17 5:46:36 PM ANTMuddle
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* On ''Series/TheAmazingRace,'' a Fast-Forward task involved a routine with such a troupe. The green pass would appear in the performance some time during the routine, upon which it could be claimed.
31st May '17 5:56:19 PM snichols1973
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** ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pierrot, Feste the Arlecchino.

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** ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a MilesGloriosus Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pierrot, Feste the Arlecchino.Arlecchino, Maria is the Colombina to Sir Toby Belch's Capitano, with Duke Orsino as the hopeful Innamorato to Olivia, ending up with Viola after she reveals her disguise as Cesario, and Olivia falls for Sebastian, mistaking him for Cesario, who is really Viola, his fraternal twin sister.
31st May '17 5:44:17 PM snichols1973
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** ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pantalone, Feste the Arlecchino.

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** ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' has Andrew Aguecheek as a Scaramouche, Malvolio the Pantalone, Pierrot, Feste the Arlecchino.
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