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Year 8 - Masks and Commedia Dell’ Arte: Pantalone

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.


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

"Long, hooked nose with bushy eyebrows, sometimes also a moustache.  Pointed beard juts forward as if to meet the nose coming down, thus giving a very dynamic profile."

More Pantalone masks:


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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 Pantalone

 Watch this video to see actor Kevin Lucero talking about Pantalone,

the character he has played in the Commedia Dell Arte production "The Servant of Two Masters."

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 Pantalone

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


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Take part in our poll!

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

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 Chicken or Turkey

Stork Bird - تصوير عبدالعزيز جوهر حيات


Crab Eyes


Take part in our poll!
Chicken or turkey: 67 votes (16.54%)
Stork: 106 votes (26.17%)
Crab: 232 votes (57.28%)
Total Votes: 405