Commedia dell’arte Character Names
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Commedia dell’arte Character Names

A comprehensive list of more than 300 commedia dell’arte characters divided into masters/lovers/servants (male/female). Masters Lovers Servants Vecchi (plural) Innamorati (plural) Zanni Vecchio (old men) Innamorato (male) Vecchia (old women) Innamorata (female) Amoroso Male Male Male Anselmo Adriano Arlecchino Barese Arsenio Baccalaro Bicciolano Aurelio Badil Capitano (Captain) Celio Bagolino Cassandro Cinzio Battistino Ciccombimbo Claudio Battocchio…

Theatre of the Absurd Conventions
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Theatre of the Absurd Conventions

The theatre of the absurd was a short-lived yet significant theatrical movement, centred in Paris in the 1950s. Unusual in this instance was the absence of a single practitioner spearheading the form. Largely based on the philosophy of existentialism, absurdism was implemented by a small number of European playwrights. Common elements included illogical plots inhabited by characters who…