Pedrolino

Definition

Theater

  • One of the Zanni of the commedia dell'arte.The actor Giovanni Pellesini (1526 - 1612) created the role ofthis simple and honest servant who always dressed in white. Later,the actor Giuseppe Giaratone (or Giratoni), who joined the Comédie-Italiennein Paris in 1665, emphasized Pedrolino's naive and awkward qualities,and dressed him in a loose white garment and large floppy hat. Indoing so he created the character of Pierrot.
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