Talk:Pantomime

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Audience participation

It has been a long time since I attended one of these, but is the villain also not "hissed" by the audience? Or am I thinking of something else? --KotomiTnandeyanen? 15:08, 18 February 2009 (EST)

More often than not the villain will be booed by the audience and the hero cheered; it's probably worth adding under the Audience Participation heading, just not under a subheading of its own. ETrundel 15:11, 18 February 2009 (EST)
Oh, yes, they are - I've added it to the article. Thanks for the input.--CPalmer 15:17, 18 February 2009 (EST)
Oh no it isn't... (sorry, could not resist) "Exit pursued by a bear" --KotomiTnandeyanen? 15:20, 18 February 2009 (EST)
It's behind you! *Clatters and swearing from offstage* ETrundel 15:23, 18 February 2009 (EST)

Can YOU help?

Thinking ahead somewhat, I'm hoping that this article can be featured some time near Christmas this year. Any improvements would therefore be very welcome.

Brits: Please remember that Conservapedia has a predominantly American audience who are likely to be unfamiliar with pantomime, so this subject needs to be explained in some depth.

Thanks in advance.--CPalmer 09:12, 20 May 2009 (EDT)

Christopher Biggins?

Hi- this article is great, but I'm slightly confused by this sentence: "A common exception is the dame: this role is so important and specialised that few people outside the acting profession are able to play it successfully, although some mainstream celebrities such as Chistropher Biggins are well-suited to it." It implies that Christopher Biggins is only a celebrity, whereas he is in fact a 'proper' actor, having done comedy (Porridge/ Some Mothers) and serious stuff (Poldark). Perhaps this sentence could be re-phrased ("Some actors, such a Christopher Biggins, specialise in playing pantomime dames"), or a different example given? MaryN 11:19, 20 May 2009 (EDT)

Thanks for the input, Mary - I've actioned that suggestion. I didn't know CB had been in Porridge - perhaps you could create an article on him?--CPalmer 11:37, 20 May 2009 (EDT)
Thanks CP- I have to confess that's the limit of my CB knowledge, but will try and find some more stuff for a possible article at some point!

Traditional panto

It might be worth mentioning that the "audience participation" is a relatively modern (20th Century) introduction; I'm thinking of the "traditional Victorian" pantomime as performed by the Players' Theatre, which did not generally use the audience as part of the production.

G7mzh 14:42, 28 October 2009 (EDT)

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