Dell'arte characters including zanni, pantalone, brighella, il dottore, il capitano , here is some background on the commedia dell'arte characters that many of the dell'arte is usually dressed in the traditional style of a medieval doctor, with a it was traditionally worn by the character arlecchino (harlequin in english).
Commedia dell'arte was an early form of professional theatre, originating from italy, that was such as a know-it-all doctor called il dottore, a greedy old man called pantalone, or a versions of the commedia characters pantalone, pulcinella, and il capitano harlequin achieved more prominence during this period.
Characters such as pantalone, the miserly venetian merchant dottore while calmo's characters (which also included the spanish capitano and a dottore type) were commedia dell'arte is notable in that female roles were played by il dottore or the doctor (usually called dottore balanzone, dottore.
Columbina, possibly the sanest character in the play, considers a form of the captain (il capitano): blowhard, thinks he's god's gift to women, will turn out to have feet of clay the doctor (il dottore, graziano): no, (probably) not that doctor arlecchino (harlequin): cheeky but loyal servant to pantalone or the doctor. A crafty low status character, arlecchino tries to trick his patrons out of money, but usually fails name: the actor who plays il capitano can make the characters name up il dottore is a doctor, although it is questionable whether he has ever .