A History Of Pantomime

Author: Maureen Hughes
Publisher: Remember When
ISBN: 1473832993
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A History Of Pantomime from the Author: Maureen Hughes. 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).

A History Of Pantomime

Author: R. J. Broadbent
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465550089
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A History Of Pantomime from the Author: R. J. Broadbent.

The Politics Of The Pantomime

Author: Jill Alexandra Sullivan
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN: 9781902806891
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The Politics Of The Pantomime from the Author: Jill Alexandra Sullivan. Dynamic and unique, this history examines pantomime productions in the English provinces—particularly 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. This valuable contribution to the study of Victorian popular culture also demonstrates how regional pantomime theater utilized political satire to its full advantage due to its geographical and creative distance from London.

New Directions In Ancient Pantomime

Author: Edith Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199232539
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New Directions In Ancient Pantomime from the Author: Edith Hall. A collection of specially commissioned studies in which leading world specialists explore all aspects of the ancient pantomime dancer's performance skills, popularity, and social impact, while paying special attention to the texts that formed the basis of this distinctive art form, the forerunner of modern ballet.

Victorian Pantomime

Author: J. Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230291783
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Victorian Pantomime from the Author: J. Davis. Featuring contributions by new and established nineteenth-century theatre scholars, this collection of critical essays is the first of its kind devoted solely to Victorian pantomime. It takes us through the various manifestations of British pantomime in the Victorian period and its ambivalent relationship with Victorian values.

Theatre History Studies 2015

Author: Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817371095
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Theatre History Studies 2015 from the Author: Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix. The 2015 volume of "Theatre History Studies" presents a collection of five critical essays examining the intersection of theatre studies and historiography as well as twenty-five book reviews highlighting recent scholarship in this thriving field.

The True History Of The Elephant Man

Author: Peter Ford
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749040491
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The True History Of The Elephant Man from the Author: Peter Ford. Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester on 5th August 1852, is better known as the Elephant Man. Through horrible physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, he spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even nineteenth-century sensibilities could take no more. Hounded, persecuted and starving, he ended up one day at Liverpool Street Station where he was rescued, housed and fed by the distinguished surgeon Frederick Treves. To Treves' surprise, he discovered during the course of their friendship that lurking beneath the mass of Merrick's corrupting flesh lived a spirit that was as courageous as it had been tortured, and a nature as gentle and dignified as it had been deprived and tormented. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become a part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticised facts of his life. An extraordinary and moving story, set amongst the brutal realities of the Victorian world, telling of a tragic individual and his survival against overwhelming odds.

The Golden Age Of Pantomime

Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 085773587X
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The Golden Age Of Pantomime from the Author: Jeffrey Richards. Queen Victoria and her family loved the pantomime, so did her subjects of all classes. The English Pantomime is one of the most popular, least analysed of all theatrical forms. It’s been the festive mainstay of the English stage since the eighteenth century, and it has survived by its ability to evolve. This continual evolution is traced by Jeffrey Richards in the first history of panto through its ‘Golden Age’ in Victorian England. He explores the spectacle, the slapstick, and the talent for subversion that nineteenth-century pantomime had – and still has in different ways. His story, told with panache and enjoyment, is peopled with remarkable actors, managers, producers and punters , across the country from Drury Lane to Blackpool. This is a treat as rich as turkey and Christmas pudding.

Silent Eloquence

Author: Ismene Lada-Richards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472537696
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Silent Eloquence from the Author: Ismene Lada-Richards. One of the greatest aesthetic attractions in the ancient world was pantomime dancing, a ballet-style entertainment in which a silent, solo dancer incarnated a series of mythological characters to the accompaniment of music and sung narrative. Looking at a multitude of texts and particularly Lucian's "On the Dance", a dialogue written at the height of pantomime's popularity, this innovative cultural study of the genre offers a radical reassessment of its importance in the symbolic economy of imperial and later antiquity. Rather than being trivial or lowbrow, pantomime was thoroughly enmeshed in wider social discourses on morality and sexuality, gender and desire and a key player in the fierce battles about education and culture that raged in the ancient world. A close reading of primary sources, judiciously interlaced with a wealth of interdisciplinary perspectives, makes this challenging book essential for anyone interested in the performance culture of the Greek and Roman world.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division
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Library Of Congress Subject Headings from the Author: Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division.