The Magic of Pantomime (also online)
Wed 25th November @ 7:45 pm
THE ARTS SOCIETY EAST SUSSEX
The Magic of Pantomime
A Lecture by Ian Gledhill
The history of this enduring and peculiarly British institution, from its origins in 16th century Italian commedia dell’arte through the influence of 19th century music hall, to the family shows that are still much loved today. On the way we examine the origins of some of the stories used in pantomime as well as such traditions as the (female) principal boy and the (male) pantomime dame.
The talk is interspersed with personal anecdotes from the speaker’s years of working (and appearing) professionally in pantomime.
The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ
Members only (also online)
6.45 for 7.45pm
Membership Secretary and information: 01273 206458 / www.eastsussexarts.org.uk