were certainly the worst and dullest company into which an audience was ever introduced; and (which was a secret known to few) were actually intended so to be, in order to contrast the comic part of the entertainment, and to display the tricks of harlequin to the better advantage.
brightly coloured, especially in a pattern like that of a harlequin clown's clothes
You use harlequin to describe something that has a lot of different colours, often in a diamond pattern. the striking harlequin floor. a character in some traditional plays who wears brightly coloured clothes and plays tricks (arlecchino, from early Helquin name of an evil spirit). a harlequin pattern is made up of diamond shapes in many different colours. Principal stock character of the Italian commedia dell'arte. In the 16th century he was a wily, unscrupulous comic servant, but by the early 17th century he was a faithful valet involved in amorous exploits. His costume of peasant clothes covered with coloured patches developed into a tight-fitting costume decorated with bright triangles and diamond shapes. He carried a batte, or slapstick, and wore a black half-mask. In mid-18th-century England Harlequin was portrayed by John Rich in dance pantomimes (see mime and pantomime). He was also the principal character of the slapstick form known as a harlequinade in England and elsewhere
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