Mezzetino

Definition

Theater

  • One of the Zanni of the commedia dell'arte.Angelo Costantini transformed the role in the 1680s, makingMezzetino a more sophisticated character than the comic rogue of traditionand replacing the green stripes of the costume with red ones. TheFrench name for the character was Mezzetin; Préville of theComédie-Française was famous for playingthis role.
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