Commedia Dell’ Arte Arlecchino Harlequin
Loyal servant or archetypal trickster? Arlecchino can be both in the 16th Century Italian form of drama known as Commedia Dell’ Arte. The history of what is more commonly known as Harlequin, spans back to carnival performers of the middle ages. “When Arlecchino appeared in France in the comédie Italiènne, he became known as Arlequin. In the 18th century, the character became known in England as Harlequin with his role as the lead in the harlequinade - the forerunner to pantomime.” – Cheryl Stapleton of Learning Through Theatre
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We designed these masks specifically to help teachers, so if you would like to use them in an educational setting, please get in touch via our contact page, so that we can let you know how to go about this. The minimum age we suggest for this set would be 13+. Due to the level of expression required for Commedia Dell’ Arte masks, they take more dexterity to assemble than many of our animal masks. For younger children, our Woodland or Jungle Animal Sets work great.
Simply print the templates on paper, stick them to card, cut them out, match the numbers and join the tabs together. The Mask is scaled to fit an adult but you can make children's masks by scaling down the templates when you print - check our FAQ page for details. The templates come with instructions for an internal head band that can be adjusted by moving the fixing points to get a snug fit.
- Supplied as an instant access PDF that you can download and print on any home printer
- Choose to build with tape or gluing tabs
- Robust No Poly construction to survive the wildest of parties
- Ideal for festivals, parties, special events or simply for fun