A History Of Pantomime

Author: Maureen Hughes
Publisher: Remember When
ISBN: 1473832993
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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).

A History Of Pantomime

Author: R. J. Broadbent
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781428610859
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

A History Of Pantomime Primary Source Edition

Author: R. J. Broadbent
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 9781294748465
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Golden Age Of Pantomime

Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780762933
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least examined 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 today. He shows the panto, with its remarkable actors, managers, producers and punters across the country from Drury Lane to Blackpool, to be a remarkable cultural barometer of its times.

Dames Principal Boys And All That

Author: Viola Tait
Publisher: Macmillan Art Pub
ISBN: 9781876832247
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A History of Pantomime (and its Highlights in Australia) with an introduction by Barry Humphries.Lady Viola Tait's history of pantomime is a fascinating account of the major productions seen in Australia. Not only does she trace the origins of the well-known pantomimes: 'Cinderella', 'Puss-in-Boots', 'Dick Whittington and his Cat', 'Sinbad the Sailor', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Mother Hubbard' and so on, but she uncovers little known productions such as 'Omai' which dramatises Captain Cook's third voyage to the South Seas.The book is replete with photographs of the major stars: from Joey Grimaldi, Madame Celeste, Dan Leno and Dorothy Ward in England to Ada Reeve, Dolly Castles, Roy Rene and Graeme Kennedy in Australia. The passing parade of pantomime superstars–the men cast as grand Dames and the women as Principal Boys–serves to evoke poignant memories of childhood and the excitement and delight of the 'Christmas Panto'.A significant history, an intriguing and beautifully illustrated story, this book provides something of a substitute for an annual entertainment that has almost passed by.

British Pantomime Performance

Author: Millie Taylor
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841501743
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Three of Charles Dickens's much-loved Christmas novellas-The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man-are brought to life in this classic audiobook collection.

Victorian Pantomime

Author: J. Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230291783
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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.


Author: Laura Lam
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509807764
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In a land of lost wonders, the past is stirring once more . . . Gene's life resembles a debutante's dream. Yet she hides a secret that would see her shunned by the nobility. Gene is both male and female. Then she displays unwanted magical abilities - last seen in mysterious beings from an almost-forgotten age. Matters escalate further when her parents plan a devastating betrayal, so she flees home, dressed as a boy. The city beyond contains glowing glass relics from a lost civilization. They call to her, but she wants freedom not mysteries. So, reinvented as 'Micah Grey', Gene joins the circus. As an aerialist, she discovers the joy of flight - but the circus has a dark side. She's also plagued by visions foretelling danger. A storm is howling in from the past, but will she heed its roar?

The Pantomime Life Of Joseph Grimaldi

Author: Andrew McConnell Scott
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847678165
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The son of a deranged Italian immigrant, Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837) was the most celebrated of English clowns. The first to use white-face make-up and wear outrageous coloured clothes, he completely transformed the role of the Clown in the pantomime with a look as iconic as Chaplin's tramp or Tommy Cooper's magician. One of the first celebrity comedians, his friends included Lord Byron and the actor Edmund Kean, and his memoirs were edited by the young Charles Dickens. But underneath the stage paint, Grimaldi struggled with depression and his life was blighted with tragedy. His first wife died in childbirth and his son would go on to drink himself to death. In later life, the extreme physicality of his performances left him disabled and in constant pain. The outward joy and tomfoolery of his performances masked a dark and depressing personal life, and instituted the modern figure of the glum, brooding comedian. Drawing on a wealth of source material, Stott has written the definitive biography of Grimaldi and a highly nuanced portrait of Georgian theatre in London, from the frequent riots at Drury Lane to the spectacular excess of its arch-rival Sadler's Wells; from stage elephants running amok to recreations of Admiral Nelson's sea battles on flooded stages at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. Joseph Grimaldi left an indelible mark on British theatre and the performing arts, but his legacy is one of human struggle, battling demons and giving it his all in the face of adversity.