Perhaps the most popular and definitely best-known of the commedia characters. Franceschina; or Francesquina. Common names for the Doctor are Graziano Baloardo and Spaccastrummolo, which roughly translate in English, respectively, as Dr.
This was used to stir polenta or sometimes to slap another person, a parcel, baggage, food or other items belonging to someone else! Punch of the notorious Punch and Judy shows. Two types of Zanni[ edit ] The evolution of the character Zanni was of two distinct types, one of the silly servant and the other of the cunning servant.
He sometimes also wears a cloak and a cap with green stripes. The character has his performance origins in the year with the actor Lucio Burchiella;  two other mentions follow soon after, with a pair of vecchi being mentioned in the year and another mention of Dottore Gracian in Mezzetino's costume began as a baggy white costume like that of the generic zanni, but later evolved to a kind of livery or else a tunic and breeches, usually striped.
Later versions replace the tabaro with a clown-collar and add stripes to the design. She is vain, petulant, spoilt, full of doubt and have very little patience.
Browse through the Italy Mask "Traditional" selection to see if we currently have an "Il Dottore" mask in stock. He is rarely shown as being even remotely competent in his profession, and common sources of humor stem from his low cure rates and the bizarre and obviously useless treatments he administers.
According to DuchartreScaramouche is a variation of the Captain. Pantalone: Dear Zanni, take the sonnet.