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Year 8 - Masks and Commedia Dell’ Arte: Capitano

A guide to information resources on masks and commedia dell arte for your year 8 Art and Drama topic, compiled by your Librarians. Last updated December 2017.

Capitano's Mask

A description of Capitano's mask from Commedia dell' Arte: an actor's handbook:

"Long nose, often unambiguously phallic'.

More Capitano masks:

Click on a picture to see it's source.

Books in the Senior Library

These books are in the Senior Library, they include lots of information on Commedia dell'Arte and all the different characters.

Video about Capitano

Website - Commedia Dell Carte

Commedia dell Carte is a US based Commedia dell arte performance ensemble.  Their website includes information on various Commendia dell arte characters.

Website - Carnival

This website about Carnivals includes information on Commedia Dell Arte.

Find out more about Capitano

Find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

Try choosing two of the keywords below, type them in the search box and see what information you can find.

So, for example, you could type "Capitano mask" to find more information on Capitano's mask or type "commedia Capitano" to find out more about Capitano in Commedia Dell Arte.  Can you think of other keywords?  Try searching for those too.

 

Pictures of Capitano

Click on a picture to see it's source.

Take part in our poll!

Some people think Capitano shares characteristics with these animals.  Which animal do you think the character of Capitano is most like?

Julian  85048x - Marymoor Park

Mastiff dog crossed with a hunting dog

Peacock at Humayun's tomb

Peacock who has moulted all but one of his tail feathers, but does not know it

I'm the little red rooster, too lazy to crow the day

Cock

Take part in our poll!
Mastiff dog crossed with a hunting dog: 43 votes (23.37%)
Peacock who has moulted all but one of his tail feathers, but does not know it: 79 votes (42.93%)
Cock: 62 votes (33.7%)
Total Votes: 184