Pantomime

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  • #157438

    nimbus
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    Homeric

    Now here is something that even our Poppy has not found….yet !

    So did you know that the Panto originated in Greece …oh yes it did…

    A ‘pantomime’ in Ancient Greece was originally a group who ‘imitates all’ accompanied by sung narrative and instrumental music, often played on the flute. The word later came to be applied to the performance itself.[5] The pantomime was a popular form of entertainment in ancient Greece and later, Rome. Like theatre, it encompassed the genres of comedy, tragedy, and sex. No ancient pantomime libretto has survived, partly because the genre was looked down upon by the literary elite. Nonetheless, notable ancient poets such as Lucan wrote for the pantomime, no doubt in part because the work was well paid.[6] In a speech of the late 1st century AD now lost, the orator Aelius Aristides condemned the pantomime for its erotic content and the ‘effeminacy’ of its dancing.[7]

    Sounds more fun than Puss in Boots 😆

  • #188878

    poppy1
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    Homeric

    Oh NO it wasn’t 😆 😆 😆
    Nimbi said
    Now here is something that even our Poppy has not found….yet !
    So did you know that the Panto originated in Greece …oh yes it did…

    Poppy says
    16th Century Italy. Commedia dell’Arte was the Origin of Panto :unibrow: :unibrow: :unibrow:

  • #188879

    nimbus
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    Homeric

    Now..now calm down dear ! no body like a know all 😆

    and its about time that we saw a nice Christmas avatar from you, it should present no problem to someone with your dexterity on the keyboard ….happy Crimbo

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