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Creating Pantomime

By Joyce Branagh , Keith Orton

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ISBN: 9781847972552
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 03/06/2011
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 180 colour photographs

Pantomime is a much-loved national institution, but how is it created? What tools and processes are used? Working from purely a title, this practical book explains how a script and a design can develop together through the creative processes to culminate in the wonder and excitement of a unique production on opening night.


  • Explains how to get started in writing and designing an original pantomime.
  • Uses major professional productions to illustrate established techniques and new innovations.
  • Examines pantomime traditions and scene structure and how these can be utilized in productions today.
  • Describes how staging design can influence the narrative.
  • Looks at how pantomime characters develop through their costume.
  • Explores the tricks and magic essential for pantomime.
  • Shows visuals from a range of productions from small regional through to large commercial pantomimes.

RRP: £16.99

Site Price: £13.59

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