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    The Pantomime Book (Paperback) By (author) Paul Harris, Foreword by Roy Hudd

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    DescriptionIn this, the first ever--and still the only--published collection of pantomime sketches and gags, actor Paul Harris has gathered together a hilarious selection of theatrical material, much of which originated in Victorian times and which has been updated and refined over the past century. He introduces us to the stalwarts of just about every panto--the Dame, Comic, and Feed--and the characters familiar to many generations of theatre goers: Dick Wittington, Cinderella, Buttons, Little Red Riding Hood, Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin, Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee, Snow White, and Mother Goose. To place each sketch in context, Paul Harris provides lively and amusing introductions, full of theatrical anecdotes and helpful tips about props, special effects and stage "bits," the art of compromising on a comedy theme. All the standard sketches and gags are here: The Y Dance, The Tiddley Tree, A Little Bit of Heaven, The Magic Hat, The Busy Bee, and, perhaps the two most famous, The Schoolroom and The Kitchen Scene. For thousands of professional and amateur performers, directors, and producers, and for many pantomime enthusiasts in Britain and other parts of the world, this new and expanded edition of "The Pantomime Book" is an essential source book and guide.


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    Title
    The Pantomime Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Harris, Foreword by Roy Hudd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780720613193
    ISBN 10: 0720613191
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 822.914
    BISAC V2.8: PER015000
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    BIC subject category V2: ASZH
    DC22: 822/.914
    BISAC V2.8: PER013000
    B&T Approval Code: A25600000
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN1985 .H35 2008
    B&T Approval Code: A07203052
    DC22: 792.38
    Thema V1.0: ATX
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Peter Owen Publishers
    Imprint name
    Peter Owen Publishers
    Publication date
    15 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Harris is a writer and performer.
    Review quote
    "Lively and amusing . . . this will be an essential source book and guide." --"Call Boy, Journal of the British Music Hall Society "