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A History of Pantomime

By: R. J. Broadbent
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A History of Pantomime" by R. J. Broadbent offers a comprehensive exploration of theater history, focusing specifically on the evolution, cultural significance, and enduring tradition of pantomime. Broadbent meticulously traces the origins of pantomime from its roots in ancient theatrical forms like Commedia dell'arte, highlighting its development into a quintessentially British performance art. Throughout the book, Broadbent delves into the various elements of pantomime, from the iconic characters of Harlequin and Clown to the art of mime and physical comedy. He elucidates how pantomime has evolved over time, adapting to changing tastes and societal norms while retaining its essence as a form of entertainment. With a keen eye for detail and a deep appreciation for the art form, Broadbent explores the cultural significance of pantomime, demonstrating its enduring appeal and influence on popular culture. From its humble beginnings to its status as a cherished holiday tradition, "A History of Pantomime" offers readers a fascinating journey through the rich tapestry of British theatrical heritage.

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R. J. Broadbent

R. J. Broadbent, a distinguished author and theater historian, is celebrated for his monumental work "A History of Pantomime," a comprehensive exploration of this beloved theatrical art form. Within the pages of this masterpiece, Broadbent skillfully traces the evolution of pantomime from its origins in ancient Greece to its prominent place in British theater tradition. With meticulous research and engaging prose, Broadbent delves into the cultural, social, and artistic significance of pantomime, offering readers a nuanced understanding of its development and enduring appeal. From its humble beginnings as a form of entertainment for the masses to its evolution into a cherished holiday tradition, Broadbent vividly portrays the colorful characters, elaborate costumes, and dazzling performances that have captivated audiences for centuries. Through his insightful analysis and captivating storytelling, Broadbent sheds light on the creative genius behind pantomime, highlighting the contributions of legendary performers, playwrights, and directors. "A History of Pantomime" stands as a testament to Broadbent's expertise and passion for the theater, serving as an indispensable resource for scholars, enthusiasts, and anyone curious about the enchanting world of pantomime.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 128pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362769573
  • ISBN-13: 9789362769572
  • Item Weight: 166.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.46mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General