"He's Behind You!" A Brief History of Pantomime

pantomime photo essay
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Give Props
A man dressed as Harlequin, a popular pantomime and commedia dell'arte figure, holds his mask and slapstick, two essential props for the character he's playing. Commedia dell'arte was originally a type of traveling street entertainment which came over from Italy in the 16th century.

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