stock character of the Italian commedia dell`arte; a roguish, quick-witted, opportunistic, and sometimes lascivious and cruel figure. Originally one ...
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Brighella is a personage in Italian popular comedy. He is always represented as a servant who is always ready to lie, to play tricks and to plot, but leaves the execution of his plots to Arlechino, another comic character.
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Brighella (Frenchis: Brighelle) is a comic, masked character from the Commedia dell`arte. His early costume consisted of loosely-fitting, white smock and pants with green trim and was often equipped with a batocio (also batacchio or battacio, depending on region) or slap stick, or else with a wooden sword. Later he took to wearing a sort of liver.
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