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A History Of Pantomime

Author : R. J. Broadbent
ISBN : 9781465550088
Genre : Pantomime
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A History Of Pantomime

Author : Maureen Hughes
ISBN : 9781844680771
Genre : Performing Arts
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Each Christmas entire families in the UK troop off to see, what one could almost say is 'the obligatory'. annual entertainment, known as Pantomime. It is a traditional, seasonal way of life for the British envied the world over, and one which only the British seem to understand! Pantomime serves both to entertain and to introduce each new generation to the joys of theatre in the most unique of ways, for this is not a type of theatre one merely watches, but one in which the audience participate – often in the most seemingly boisterous and bizarre of ways. The whole experience is steeped in tradition, traditions which only the British seem to understand, which is probably why we are proud to call it a 'British Experience.'??In A History of Pantomime Maureen Hughes takes a brief look at the history of Pantomime as well as taking a humorous look at some of the above mentioned traditions; she also gives a synopsis of each of the well-known Pantomimes whilst exploring the eccentric world of the characters who appear in them. There is also a short piece on just some of the most well-known and loved of the actors who each Christmas take on the part of Pantomime Dames across the UK, as well as a look at others who have contributed to this magical world of fun and eccentricity. It is thought by some to be frivolous and pointless piece of theatre, but a browse through this informative book and you will soon find that Pantomime is an art form all of its own, requiring the most dedicated and talented of actors/actresses who are prepared to honour and perpetuate this wonderful tradition as it is passed down from one generation to the next.??As seen in The Telegraph and the Sunday Post (Glasgow).

The Pantomime Book

Author : Paul Harris
ISBN : 0720613191
Genre : Drama
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VARIETY SHOWS, MUSIC HALL, CABARET. The only known collection of pantomime jokes and sketches in captivity! With a foreword by Roy Hudd.


Author : Wallace Fowlie
ISBN : UCAL:B3626225
Genre : French philology
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The Politics Of The Pantomime

Author : Jill Sullivan
ISBN : 9781907396229
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dynamic and unique, this history examines pantomime productions in the English provinces--especially Birmingham, Nottingham, and Manchester--from 1860 through 1900. Arguing that pantomimes were rooted in specific expressions of local identity, this volume explores censorship as well as the relationships between theaters, their managers, authors, and audiences. A valuable contribution to the study of Victorian popular culture, this account also demonstrates how regional pantomime theater utilized political satire to its full advantage due to its geographical and creative distance from London.

Harlequin Britain

Author : John O'Brien
ISBN : 0801879108
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the fall of 1723, two London theaters staged, almost simultaneously, pantomime performances of the Faust story. Unlike traditional five-act plays, pantomime—a bawdy hybrid of dance, music, spectacle, and commedia dell'arte featuring the familiar figure of the harlequin at its center—was a theatrical experience of unprecedented accessibility. The immediate popularity of this new genre drew theater apprentices to the cities to learn the new style, and pantomime became the subject of lively debate within British society. Alexander Pope and Henry Fielding bitterly opposed the intrusion into legitimate literary culture of what they regarded as fairground amusements that appealed to sensation and passion over reason and judgment. In Harlequin Britain, literary scholar John O'Brien examines this new form of entertainment and the effect it had on British culture. Why did pantomime become so popular so quickly? Why was it perceived as culturally threatening and socially destabilizing? O’Brien finds that pantomime’s socially subversive commentary cut through the dampened spirit of debate created by Robert Walpole's one-party rule. At the same time, pantomime appealed to the abstracted taste of the mass audience. Its extraordinary popularity underscores the continuing centrality of live performance in a culture that is most typically seen as having shifted its attention to the written text—in particular, to the novel. Written in a lively style rich with anecdotes, Harlequin Britain establishes the emergence of eighteenth-century English pantomime, with its promiscuous blending of genres and subjects, as a key moment in the development of modern entertainment culture.


Author : Norman Robbins
ISBN : IND:30000001260037
Genre : Drama
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Genre: Pantomine12 characters and chorusScenery: Simple setsFollows the famous story in a straightforward version: although the traditional pantomine introduces additions, the narrative line remains the salient feature: the arrival of the stepmother and her two horrific daughters; Cinderella's maltreatment in the kitchen; the faithful Buttons; Cinderella's kindness to the old woman who turns out to be the fairy godmother; the handsome Prince and the Ball and all the rest of the famous story. May be staged very simply if necessary. The position and style of the songs are indicated in the text, but the choice is left to the director.

How To Write A Pantomime

Author : Lesley Cookman
ISBN : 9781907726026
Genre : Performing Arts
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There are thousands of pantomimes staged throughout the world every year, most of them in Britain. Most groups, whether they be amateur drama societies, schools, Women's Institutes or Village Hall committees are constantly on the lookout for something fresh and original. This is often a matter of economics, as professional pantomimes can be costly in terms of performing rights, let alone the cost of scripts. This book is aimed at those people who take part in this increasingly popular hobby, and at the writer who wishes to write a pantomime, either for a local group, or, indeed, for mass publication.

Pantomimes 101

Author : James W. Gousseff
ISBN : 0871291908
Genre : Performing Arts
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King Panto

Author : Albert Edward Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015020720580
Genre : Actors
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