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Pulcinella
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The figure of Pulcinella originated in the 16th century, and usually was part of the Commedia dell’arte—comedy of professional artists—who presented life as absurd farce, employing established characters with a rough storyline, called Canovaccio. The themes of adultery, jealousy, old age, and of course love were gleefully lifted from the Roman comedies of Platus and Terence and carefully tailored for local audiences.

Being such a serious chap so seriously in love with a woman beyond my reach, I suppose it’s good for me to be reminded that virtually anything in life can be laughed at. Uh, are we having a good time yet?