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The Resource Studies in the English pantomime, 1712-1733, Richard Semmens

Studies in the English pantomime, 1712-1733, Richard Semmens

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Studies in the English pantomime, 1712-1733
Title
Studies in the English pantomime, 1712-1733
Statement of responsibility
Richard Semmens
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While interest in pantomime entertainments in eighteenth-century England has grown considerably over the past three decades, few studies among the many excellent ones that have appeared have paid concentrated attention to music and dancing. This book aims, among other things, to rectify that situation. It offers five interrelated studies in which the movement and sound of pantomimes is a central concern. The first chapter contextualizes the significant contributions of the pioneering dance theorist and historian, John Weaver. It pays particular attention to his long-lived interest in comic dancing, not only as practised by the "ancients," but in his own work for the London stages, as well, as both choreographer and performer. The second study of the book offers an in depth reading of John Thurmond's <i>Harlequin Doctor Faustus</i> (1723) at Drury Lane theatre. A close examination of the rival production at Lincoln's Inn Fields, Lewis Theobald's <i>Harlequin Doctor Faustus</i>; or, <i>The Necromancer</i>, is the task of the third essay. Because the two rival productions attracted enormous interest among audiences, commentators, and critics of the time, the fourth study of the book considers how disparate entertainment types-musical theatre, masquerades, and magic shows, for example-were significant elements in what the critics noticed about the Faustus pantomimes, and their unprecedented success. The final study of the book considers how a new comic pantomime by Theophilus Cibber, and a serious one by John Weaver became enmeshed at Drury Lane in 1733, and argues that the combination of these two entertainments in a single afterpiece was informed, in part, by the structure of <i>Harlequin Doctor Faustus</i>
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Semmens, Richard Templar
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wendy Hilton dance & music series
Series volume
no. 20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pantomime
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
  • Pantomime
  • England
  • Musiktheater
  • Pantomime
  • England
  • London
Label
Studies in the English pantomime, 1712-1733, Richard Semmens
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • notated music
Content type code
  • txt
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1041938076
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781576472934
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt21g21fw
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041938076
Label
Studies in the English pantomime, 1712-1733, Richard Semmens
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • notated music
Content type code
  • txt
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1041938076
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781576472934
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt21g21fw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041938076

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