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New Directions in Ancient Pantomime
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New Directions in Ancient Pantomime (Hardback)

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This is the first comprehensive and illustrated study of the most important form of theatre in the entire Roman Empire - pantomime, the ancient equivalent of ballet dancing. Performed for more than five centuries in hundreds of theatres from Portugal in the West to the Euphrates, from Gaul to North Africa, solo male dancing stars - the forerunners of Nijinsky, Nureyev, and Baryshnikov - stunned audiences with their erotic costumes, subtlety of gesture, and dazzling athleticism. In sixteen specially commissioned and complementary studies, the leading world specialists explore all aspects of the ancient pantomime dancer's performance skills, popularity, and social impact, while paying special attention to the texts that formed the basis of this distinctive art form.

Film, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicMimeFilm, TV & DramaTheatreHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEClassical history / classical civilisationHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500 Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 04/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9780199232536  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Edith Hall is Professor of Classics & Drama, Royal Holloway, University of London. Rosie Wyles is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Archive of Performances of Greek & Roman Drama, University of Oxford.

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