Bcaumont, Cyril W. The History of Harlequin. New York: Arno Press, 1976, 156 p.
Reviews the history of the performance of Harlequin roles from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries; also touches on English Harlequins and the decline of the form.
Erenstein, Robert. “The Humour of the Commedia dell'Arte.” In The Commedia Dell'Arte From the Renaissance to Dario Fo, edited by Christopher Cairns, pp. 118-41. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1989.
Outlines the types of humor used in the commedia dell'arte, with special attention to the servant roles and to lazzi, or comic interruptions to...
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