Traditionally beginning after Christmas, discover Pantomime's commedia d’ell arte and harlequinade beginnings and discover why the magic of Pantomime is the heart of British Theatre during the festive season with Accredited Lecturer Tony Lidington.
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Such an informative lecture. Thank you Dr Tony. Our little village pantomime will be even more fun after hearing this history.
Its behind you!! Thank you Dr Tony Lidington for this very engaging history of the pantomime, Oh yes it is!
It brought to mind Midsummer nights dream with all those elements.
Thank you Dr Tony it was fascinating.
Delightful! Such a good mixture of history, period and contemporary culture , artistry and good old fun! Thanks again for this excellent series!
Here we are again, with the magic of the pantomime, and the purpose of the slapstick, something new to learn today, so energetic too.