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Pantomime is a type of theatre play where the actors don't use words, only gestures (mimics).

The act of conveying emotions, actions, and feelings without speech.

a) an ancient Roman dramatic performance featuring a solo dancer and a narrative chorus
b) any of various dramatic or dancing performances in which a story is told by expressive bodily or facial movements of the performers
c) a British theatrical entertainment of the Christmas season based on a nursery tale and featuring topical songs, tableaux, and dances
Pantomime is a musical-comedy theatrical production traditionally found in The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (among other countries) and is mostly performed during the Christmas and New Year season.
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Why were pantomimes invented?

Pantomimes were invented for many different reasons. However the main reason why they were invented is to entertain an audience and to express a fairytail story in a different

How long is a pantomime?

Generally 2 and a half hours. This includes 2 one hour performances either side of a half hour interval.

How did pantomime start?

The origins of British Pantomime or "Panto" as it is known in the UK, date back to the middle ages, and blend the traditions of the Italian "Commedia dell' Arte, and the Briti

What are pantomimes?

  pantomimes are plays of something that has already been made up e.g cinderella, beauty and the beast, oliver twist etc.

What is the difference between a musical and a pantomime?

A pantomime is a play ussually done at a local theatre near  christmas time. Ussually a princess story like cinderella or peter  pan. It can go wrong and it doesn't really m

What is the purpose of pantomimes?

Pantomime in its original form was the art or technique of conveying emotion by gestures, but without speech. In England it is a Theatrical spectacle at Christmas adapted from

Names of pantomimes?

Snow white cinderella aladdin a christmas carol sleeping beauty jack and the beanstalk dick whitington goldielockes and the tree bears little red riddig hood
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Is a pantomime and mime the same thing?

A pantomime is the art of genre of conveying a story by bodily movements only. A Mime is an actor in a mime, or one who practices mime. A mime is also a short play without spe
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Why do we boo a pantomime villain?

A pantomime villain in a play is an individual that despises the main character. One would 'boo' a pantomime villain because he is acting against the interests of the main cha