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The theatrical life of Chiara Durazzini

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As Colombina, the servant of the rich and stingy Venetian merchant Pantalone, Chiara Durazzini is extremely convincing as she delivers on stage the blend of grace and cunning embodied by the most famous female figure of Commedia dell’Arte — the theatrical representation of human mores, vices and virtues invented in Italy in the 1500s. Yet all it takes for her to turn into a — just as convincing — bold and flamboyant Spanish Captain without even needing to get behind the scenes. (Nothing sexual about it, of course, at least in this case – even though double entendre and play ...

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