Typifying Commedia's attention to
status all the way to the bottom; the principle Zannis; Brighella
and Arlecchino were from upper and lower Bergamot respectively.
Brighella often cited this as vindication for his superiority
over his lower village mate.
Brighella was at times portrayed
as a sly, streetwise but lazy "Alpha" clown, sometimes
a gifted musician with a cat-like countenance. The Brighella
masks shown are also available in Green.
Arlecchino was a naive, acrobatic,
magical hero of the Italian Commedy. A "Stan Laurel"
to Brighella's "Oliver Hardy", his patchwork suit
and Carbunkled mask became a trademark of the early theatre
The Arlecchino masks may be ordered
as shown, all Black or Dark Brown.