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PANTALONE Pantalone is of top pecking order He is wealthy and controls the finance in the character world of commedia therefore his orders are usually obeyed by all He is the father of Isabella He wears dark colours of black grey and red dynamic Pantaloons tight-fitting long red trousers or red breeches and stockings a short tight-fitting jacket a loose long black cloak with plain sleeves red-woollen skull-cap and yellow turkish slippers He is lean and scrawny and often short in stature He wears a mask with a long hooked nose with bushy eyebrows sometimes also a moustache Pointed beard just forward as if to meet the nose coming down thus giving a very dynamic profile His signature props are a gold chain hung around his neck with a large medallion as well as a dagger and a money pouch He also carried a ubiquitous handkerchief and used a walking cane His back bends giving him a hunched old mans stoop which protected his purse and effectively restricted the motion of his legs His feet are together toes apart knees well bent and facing apart creating a focus on his crutch His legs are also much more muscled with the possibility of sustaining extreme forward positions of the torso or making large strides Bullying aggressively and mean-minded Pantalone a pauper who had squandered his dignity along with his cash Hes always on the prowl and he could be termed a Beelzebub of sex Any woman who happens to cross his path becomes at once an object of winks leers and nudges he parades up and down in a series of showily self-important struts trips trots and sudden halts His walk is small and slow and he can only walk at one pace whatever his feet do his legs cannot go any faster whatever the motive or stimulus Hes old in body but his head feet and hands are still active The hands which he cant
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