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Colombina

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Colombina, sometimes known as arlecchina depending on the play, is a fictional/theatrical character that plays in the Italian carnevale and Commedia dell’ Arte. Colombina is a comical hired maid that is the type of tricky slave like character, is high spirited, smart, pretty and sassy at times. In English comedies she was usually the daughter of Pantalone and in love with Arlecchino. The soubrette of the 20th-century musical comedy is a version of the Columbine character. Colombina does not like Pierrot but he loves her. Arlecchino is her lover but at some plays Pierrot is her husband. She is better dressed than the male servants as she is also a lady's maid. She usually wears a long dress and an apron. The colouring of her clothes can be different in different acts, depending on her relationships with the characters and the scenario. She can be in a similar scheme to Arlecchino (where she is sometimes known as Arlecchina with similar diamonds and triangles), or if she is assigned to a rival family of Arlecchino's, she can be in that scheme. In cases where she is an independent character, she can be in blacks and whites in the spirit of a French Maid. Colombina does not usually wear a mask but sometimes wears one covering only her eyes. Her signature props are a tambourine and a basket. Colombina is originated in Venice, Italy and a character from the 1700s. She is a well known character that puts the play together. I chose colombina for this assignment because I admire her personality and attitude. Colombina, a volte conosciuto come Arlecchina a seconda del gioco, è un personaggio immaginario / teatrale che gioca in italiano Carnevale e Arte Commedia dell '. Colombina è una cameriera comico assunto che è il tipo di slave difficile come personaggio, è alto vivace, intelligente, bella e impertinente, a volte. In commedie inglesi che di solito era la figlia di Pantalone e Arlecchino innamorato. La soubrette del 20...
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