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"Oh yes it is !" The History of the Pantomime from Ancient to Modern times Jane Tapley Tuesday 05 November 2019

This lecture examines the complex and fascinating story of how Pantomine developed out of its Greek and Roman roots through to the religous plays of the Middle Ages and the Italian Commedia Dell'Arte. It looks at the characters of the Harlequinade, Grimaldi the 18th century clown, Music Hall and the soap stars of today. They have all contributed to the art of Pantomine and have helped to turn it into a peculiarly British institution.

Jane Tapely

Jane is currently a Special Events Organiser at the Theatre Royal Bath. She also is a frequent lecturer for The Arts Society, NT and many other fine art and theatre societies. She is a West Country Blue Badge guide, author and researcher of theatre programme notes on Hamlet, Sheridan's The Rivals and Jane Austin's Emma. She is also a theatrical landlady, home economist, consultant to various TV productions of Jane Austins adaptations, on food in the 18th and 19th centuries. Hosts and cooks period meals in her Regency house in Bath for the Jane Austin festival and other literary groups.