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Transcript of Pantomime

Pantomime (Mime) an ancient form of expression in theater. Bibliography Websites History Examples Forms of Miming is presented in many different ways. Miming was the very first form of expression in primitive times. Didn't die out when language was developed, it became a way to entertain. In Ancient Greece, pantomime evolved into a true art form. Then the Romans took over, and developed it even more. In the 15th century, the Christian church banned it, as they considered it indecent. It survived, and became popular again in the 1500's in Italy. Mime was again remade in France in the 1800's. Instead of simply crude humor, it became more modern and dramatized, and there it developed into what we know as pantomime today. Two main categories:
Literal: tells a story, often a comedy
Abstract: does not use a main character, often expresses an emotion. There are many, many different types of mime. From living rooms to professionals Literal Abstract Types of Mime What is Mime? Mime is: Definition:
the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, feelings, etc., by gestures without speech. Often, a performance is accompanied by music or sound effects, though words are never used. Props can be a part of the performance too. Cherades
Street Performers
Political Mime
Interpretive Dance
Harlequin... Famous Mimes: Michel Courtemanche Marcel Marceau Jean Gaspard-Deburau Could be described as a form of physical comedy Principle Characters in Mimes Unlike other genres of theater, literal pantomime often consists of the same sort of charcters in every show. Main character: usually a woman dressed as a boy
Panto Dame: usually the main character's mother, played by a man
Villain: often a witch or wizard, male or female
Comic lead: joker/jester, male or female http://www.mime.info/schools.html
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pantomime Photos: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01408/MarcelMarceau_1408278c.jpg
http://www.its-behind-you.com/images/PeterRobbins_small.jpg Videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loli99k7nCnVwM
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