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Description - British Pantomime Performance by Millie Taylor

This book offers an original analysis of contemporary British pantomime that addresses the question of how pantomime creates a unique interactive relationship with, and potentially transformative experience for, its audiences. British pantomime draws audiences into the story, an engagement with the hero, and an empathetic attachment to the success of the quest. Attention is held by the familiarity of the event, and the comedians draw the audience into a relationship of complicity as they unite to create the unique experience of the live interactive performance. At other times, the audience is diverted by the artifice of dance, the illusion of transformation and the surreal playfulness of physical and verbal comedy. The trick of pantomime is to maintain an effective balance between the intellectual appreciation of artifice, the chaotic complicity of interactivity, and the emotional engagement of story-telling. This is an accessible and valuable text that encourages readers to review their assumptions about pantomime and reconsider its importance as a popular theatre form.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841501741
ISBN-10: 1841501743
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Imprint: Intellect Books
Publisher: Intellect Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Millie Taylor

Dr. Millie Taylor began her career as a freelance musical director. She toured Britain and Europe with a variety of musicals including West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd and Peter Pan as well as numerous pantomimes. She is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at the University of Winchester, where her research focuses on British pantomime, musical theatre and experimental music theatre.

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