Venice and the commedia dell’arte ?

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  • Form of theatre characterized by masked types and improvised performances based on sketches (scenarios).
  • The venitian dramatist Andrea Calmo created one of the first characters, Il Magnifico, the precursor to the vecchio (old man) Pantalone.
  • In the middle of the 16th century.
  • Related to the Carnival of Venice.
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