Author: Jasmina Nogo

April 19, 2007
ART + CULTURE

A cast of characters

From the buffo character of Arlecchino to the extravagant flirt Pulcinella, the characters of the Commedia dell’Arte have provided entertainment for centuriesand their appeal remains strong even today. This form of improvisationaltheater originated in Italy in the 15th century and diminished as a popular artform by the 18th