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September 2013

Colombina Colombin awas one of the first, if not the first female role to be actually played by a woman in the theatre. She was originally called sobretta (soubrette in French) later known as fantesca (maid) or servetta (female servant).  However she later became Columbina, the name she is famous for. Columbina wore the simple

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Brighella was Harlequin’s crony. Brighella  was Harlequin’s  crony, and was more roguish and sophisticated, a cowardly villain who would do anything for money.Brighella is choleric, violent, exaggerated in his behaviour and a, womanizer. He is  catlike and sordid in his quest for food,  a confirmed liar and persuasive in his love pursuits. He is always

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Pros and cons of buying at Auction Just about every dealer in the world shares my belief that an auctioneer’s estimate should do what it’s supposed to do. That is, give a broad ranging estimateof the likely sum a piece could fetch. If most auctioneers had their way, they would sell everything without a reserve

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