Top of the pecking order. Pantalone is money, controls all the money and so
his orders have to be obeyed. The employer and the father. Old man’s stoop. Feet
together, toes apart, knees bent and facing apart.. Bullying, aggressive and mean
minded. Power is only in his purse.
Little Zanni walk, but smaller steps. Only walks at one pace. Active head, feet
and hands. Hands flutter continuously, the only way he can stop this is to hide
them behind his back.
High pitched chicken squawk voice. Pantalone operates on the assumption that
everything can be bought or sold and this turns out to be true with the exception
of loyalty and love. Also loves money for is own sake. Always wants to marry
his daughter to a wealthy man so he doesn’t have to pay a dowry. Slips into
emotional extremes when things don’t go his way. Has a long memory and never
forgets or forgives. Mean, lecherous and indulgent to himself. Typically is
an impediment to the action.