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  • Will please the whole family; * Parlor Tableaux*; * Pantomime; ** Shadow Pantomime*; * Shadow

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls Volume XIII, No. 51: November 12, 1892

  • English reference to the word Pantomime -- The fall of the Roman Empire -- The sacred play -- Cornish

    A History of Pantomime

  • Origin of Tragedy and Comedy -- Mythology -- The meaning of the word Pantomime -- The origin of Harlequin, Columbine,

    A History of Pantomime

  • A Pantomime was the proper place for them all, a fitting setting, and especially suitable for the Lord Mayor himself, robes and all.

    The Tale of Lal A Fantasy

  • Some of the stage devices of Pantomime are of considerable antiquity; as, for instance, the basket-work hobby-horses, that figured as far back as the old English Morris dances, to be revived in the French ballet of the seventeenth century, and, in after years, in English Pantomime.

    A History of Pantomime

  • The very name Pantomime itself signifies Nature as Pan was amongst the

    A History of Pantomime

  • Grimaldi family (says Mr. W.J. Lawrence) appearing in English Pantomime.

    A History of Pantomime

  • Sometimes called Pantomime, or Dumb-show which means all signs without sounds.

    Woodland Tales

  • The Bacchic form of Pantomime, which is particularly popular in Ionia and Pontus, in spite of its being confined to satyric subjects has taken such possession of those peoples, that, when the Pantomime season comes round in each city, they leave all else and sit for whole days watching Titans and

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 02

  • _ (1.) _Aladdin_ is the subject of the Palace Pantomime, which is not half bad.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890

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  • For more definitions, see pantomime.

    August 8, 2011

  • According to Chambers English Dictionary: 1: In Britain, a kind of play performed around Christmas time, characterized by farce, music, lavish sets, stock roles and topical jokes.2: a theatrical entertainment in which words are replaced by gestures and bodily actions. 3: Actions without words as a means of expression. 4: In Ancient Rome - an actor in a dumb show.

    Its informal use, chiefly in Britain, means a confused or farcical situation.

    August 8, 2011