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* In ''VideoGame/GenshinImpact'', the most powerful members of the Fatui, known as the Fatui Harbingers are named after character archetypes from the Commedia dell'Arte. A few examples include La Signora, Scaramouche, and Tartaglia.


* Andre Moreau of ''Film/{{Scaramouche}}'' is a heroic fugitive who goes undercover in the ''commedia dell arte'' troupe his [[SlapSlapKiss beloved Lenore]] acts in, discovering an unexpected talent for slapstick.

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* Andre Moreau of ''Film/{{Scaramouche}}'' ''Film/{{Scaramouche|1952}}'' is a heroic fugitive who goes undercover in the ''commedia dell arte'' troupe his [[SlapSlapKiss beloved Lenore]] acts in, discovering an unexpected talent for slapstick.


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* In ''Literature/{{Scaramouche}}'', the protagonist Andre-Louis Moreau spends several chapters hiding out in a traveling commedia dell'arte troupe, first as a roadie and later taking the role of Scaramouche on stage after the troupe's original Scaramouche absconds with the box-office takings. Several times later in the novel, he remarks that he seems to be playing the role in his real life as well.


* The cast of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' fits nicely:

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* The cast of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'' fits nicely:


* Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/Limelight'' features a ballet - "Harlequinade" with the Commedia dell'Arte characters.

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* Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/Limelight'' ''Film/{{Limelight}}'' features a ballet - "Harlequinade" with the Commedia dell'Arte characters.


** '''Pantalone''': Often the father of the other ''innamorato/a''. [[{{Greed}} Rich and miserly.]] Keeps propositioning Colombina, the DirtyOldMan. Is also a BadBoss to Arlechino. Sometimes an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist. Based primarily on the stereotype of the rich Venetian merchant. Has a peculiar, shuffling walk, because he's always wearing Turkish sandals (Venice had a strong trade relationship with the Ottoman Empire).

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** '''Pantalone''': Often the father of the other ''innamorato/a''. [[{{Greed}} [[TheScrooge Rich and miserly.]] Keeps propositioning Colombina, the DirtyOldMan. Is also a BadBoss to Arlechino. Sometimes an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist. Based primarily on the stereotype of the rich Venetian merchant. Has a peculiar, shuffling walk, because he's always wearing Turkish sandals (Venice had a strong trade relationship with the Ottoman Empire).


The Commedia dell'Arte is an ancestor of the British tradition of {{Pantomime}}, which also relies on stock characters and audience interaction. It also set the stage (no pun intended) for the RomanticComedy genre, and has been emulated by the likes of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, Creator/WilliamShakespeare (''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' is a particularly good example), Creator/{{Moliere}}, Creator/BertoltBrecht (expertly retooled the stock characters in ''Theatre/MrPuntilaAndHisManMatti'') Creator/AAMilne (albeit without the romance), and the writers of ''Series/BlackAdder'' and of ''Series/FawltyTowers''.

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The Commedia dell'Arte is an ancestor of the British tradition of {{Pantomime}}, which also relies on stock characters and audience interaction. It also set the stage (no pun intended) for the RomanticComedy genre, and has been emulated by the likes of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, Creator/WilliamShakespeare (''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' is a particularly good example), Creator/{{Moliere}}, Creator/BertoltBrecht (expertly retooled the stock characters in ''Theatre/MrPuntilaAndHisManMatti'') Creator/AAMilne (albeit without the romance), and the writers of ''Series/BlackAdder'' and of ''Series/FawltyTowers''.
''Series/FawltyTowers''. It is entirely possible for a modern-day work to channel these archetypes unintentionally; they're just that ingrained into culture, and they ''work''.



** '''Pantalone''': Often the father of the other ''innamorato/a''. [[{{Greed}} Rich and miserly.]] Keeps propositioning Colombina, the DirtyOldMan. Is also a BadBoss to Arlechino. Sometimes an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist. Based primarily on the stereotype of the rich Venetian merchant. Has a peculiar, shuffling walk, because he's always wearing Turkish sandals.

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** '''Pantalone''': Often the father of the other ''innamorato/a''. [[{{Greed}} Rich and miserly.]] Keeps propositioning Colombina, the DirtyOldMan. Is also a BadBoss to Arlechino. Sometimes an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist. Based primarily on the stereotype of the rich Venetian merchant. Has a peculiar, shuffling walk, because he's always wearing Turkish sandals.sandals (Venice had a strong trade relationship with the Ottoman Empire).



*** The first series' Prince Harry is an Il Capitano.

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*** The first series' Prince Harry is an Il Capitano.Capitano, though an oddly benign and well-meaning one.



** King Richard IV of the first series is a cross between Il Capitano, given his military background and [[Creator/BrianBlessed hearty, exuberant manner]], and Pantalone, given his position of power and often-unreasonable nature. The second series replaces him with a much more straightforward Signora in Queen Elizabeth I.

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** King Richard IV of the first series is a cross between Il Capitano, given his military background and [[Creator/BrianBlessed hearty, exuberant manner]], and Pantalone, given his position of power power, unrestrained greed, and often-unreasonable nature. The second series replaces him with a much more straightforward Signora in Queen Elizabeth I.



* ''Series/FawltyTowers'' is a stripped-down version of this - notably, without any innamorati.
** Greedy, bad-tempered, class-conscious manager Basil Fawlty is a rare protagonist version of Pantalone (albeit an [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist unsympathetic one]]) with elements of Brighella that come out around high-status guests.
** Sybil Fawlty blends the traits of Signora and Ruffiana: she is vain, gossipy, and at time very cruel, but not stupid, and far better than her husband at handling guests.
** Underpaid, out-of-his-depth Manuel is clearly a nonromantic version of Pierrot, right down to the black-and-white waiter's uniform he typically wears, though his cheerful attitude gives him elements of Harlequin as well.
** Polly, the [[OnlySaneMan most reasonable]] staff member, is a classic Colombina.
** Terry, the resourceful, level-headed, but self-interested cook, is a minor Brighella.
** The Major, a long-term guest at the hotel, is a Dottore figure: a somewhat-senile, rather racist old man with a pompous attitude and an inflated view of himself.
** One-off hotel guest characters often fit these archetypes, too. The domineering and unreasonable Mrs. Richards is a Strega figure (with elements of Ruffiana), for example, while the pompous, annoying [[EagleLand American guest]] Mr. Hamilton was a Capitano - though a rather blameless one, since everything that went wrong in his episode was Basil's own fault. Lord Melbury was [[spoiler: a Brighella, since he was actually a con man trying to steal Basil's antique coin collection and not really Lord Melbury at all]].
** One episode, before Terry was introduced, has the role of cook filled by Kurt, a more classic Pierrot, given his unrequited crush on [[spoiler: Manuel]].



*** Nurse is the Columbina, who does her best to help Juliet.

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*** The Nurse is the Columbina, who does her best to help Juliet.



** ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' has Portia and Bassanio the innamorati, as well as Shylock as the Pantalone. And of course, Touchstone, Bottom, Gratiano, and many others are perfect arlecchini.

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** ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' has Portia Poria and Bassanio the innamorati, as well as Shylock as the Pantalone.Pantalone (although Pantalone is typically a merchant of Venice, this play's title character, Antonio, does not actually qualify as a Pantalone). And of course, Touchstone, Bottom, Gratiano, and many others are perfect arlecchini.



** Todd himself and Mrs. Lovett are Arlecchino and Columbina, making Toby Pierrot.

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** Todd himself and Mrs. Lovett are rather more murderous incarnations of Arlecchino and Columbina, making Toby Pierrot.


* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', Anju and Kafei are the Innamorati, Mayor Dotour is il Dottore, and Link seems to be a male version of Columbiana. The Curiosity Shop owner is Brighella, Tingle might be Pulcinella, and I'm sure other characters fit into other roles as well.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', Anju and Kafei Kafei's subplot fits this; they are the Innamorati, Mayor Dotour is il Dottore, and Link seems to be a male version of Columbiana. The Among others, the Curiosity Shop owner is Brighella, and Tingle might be Pulcinella, and I'm sure other characters fit into other roles as well.is a loose version of Pulcinella.


* The villain in ''Literature/MedusasWeb'' has a secret cache of papers relating to a series of events in 1920s Hollywood, in which the key players are referred to by names from the commedia dell'arte. For instance, "Scaramuccia" is the villain's father, and the Innamorato is Rudolph Valentino.

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* The villain in ''Literature/MedusasWeb'' has a secret cache of papers relating to a series of events in 1920s Hollywood, in which the key players are referred to by names from the commedia dell'arte. For instance, "Scaramuccia" is the villain's father, mother's first husband, and the Innamorato is Rudolph Valentino.

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* The villain in ''Literature/MedusasWeb'' has a secret cache of papers relating to a series of events in 1920s Hollywood, in which the key players are referred to by names from the commedia dell'arte. For instance, "Scaramuccia" is the villain's father, and the Innamorato is Rudolph Valentino.


* ''Harlequin Valentine'', by Creator/NeilGaiman, is explicitly based on commedia dell'arte tropes, with Harlequin as a [[TricksterArchetype trickster spirit]] romancing a mortal woman (who is, in the Columbine spirit, the sanest and most sensible character, and things don't go quite as expected). Along the way, Harlequin nominates the other characters as filling various stock roles, although it's ambiguous whether this is genuine insight or just a case of labelling people according to his preconceptions.

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* ''Harlequin Valentine'', by Creator/NeilGaiman, is explicitly based on commedia dell'arte tropes, with Harlequin as a [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster trickster spirit]] romancing a mortal woman (who is, in the Columbine spirit, the sanest and most sensible character, and things don't go quite as expected). Along the way, Harlequin nominates the other characters as filling various stock roles, although it's ambiguous whether this is genuine insight or just a case of labelling people according to his preconceptions.


* Harley Quinn's name in the ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' series is a pun on Harlequin.

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* [[ComicBook/HarleyQuinn Harley Quinn's Quinn's]] name in the ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' series is a pun on Harlequin.
** Despite this, her character is closer to the Colombina.



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* Harley Quinn's name in the ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' series is a pun on Harlequin.

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* "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen:
-->''I see a little silhouette of a man\\
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?''[[note]]Scaramuccia's anglicized name; the fandango is a Spanish dance[[/note]]


* Creator/JeanRenoir's ''The Golden Coach'' is a 1952 film {{Homage}} to Commedia'dell Arte, bringing the style to cinema with legendary actress Anna Magnani playing Colombina

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* Creator/JeanRenoir's ''The Golden Coach'' ''Film/TheGoldenCoach'' is a 1952 film {{Homage}} to Commedia'dell Arte, bringing the style to cinema with legendary actress Anna Magnani playing Colombina

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