A famous figures in the commedia dell'arte.
Biography of Harlequin
Harlequin, Harlekin (Norwegian), Arlecchino (Italian), Crispin (French), Hanswurst (German) – is one of the most famous figures in the commedia dell'arte. He was originally a comic servant from lower Bergamo, but during the seventeenth century he becomes one commedia dell'arte's most popular and enterprising figures. He changes somewhat over the centuries, becoming more of the faithful servant in the realistic comedies of the eighteenth century, while also becoming more amorous.
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