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Year 8 - Masks and Commedia Dell’ Arte: Dottore

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.

Dottore's Mask

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

"Covers the nose and forehead only.  The actor's cheeks are thus revealed and often reddened to show Il Dottore's fondness for the bottle.  According to Goldoni the mask itself has a bibulous origin".

More Dottore 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 Dottore

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 Dottore

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 "Dottore mask" to find out more information on Dottore's mask or type "commedia Dottore" to find out more about Dottore in Commedia Dell Arte.  Can you think of any other keywords?

Pictures of Dottore

(Click on a picture to see it's source.)

Take part in our poll!

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



'Strawberry' on the fence post ... posing some more


Great Horned Owl


Take part in our poll!
Pig: 181 votes (58.58%)
Lizard: 30 votes (9.71%)
Owl: 98 votes (31.72%)
Total Votes: 309