John obriens harlequin britain is an original and provocative study of the ways in which pantomime entertainment and modernity are entwined in english culture it adds significantly to our understanding of the role of the theater in the early eighteenth century and makes a compelling case for the significance of theatrical performance to . Harlequin britain pantomime and entertainment 1690 1760 jason shaffer harlequin britain pantomime and entertainment 1690 1760 by john obrien baltimore the johns hopkins university press 2004 pp xxv 274 4995 cloth in harlequin britain john obrien skillfully traces the development of the eighteenth century british theatre . In the fall of 1723 two london theaters staged almost simultaneously pantomime performances of the faust story unlike traditional five act plays pantomime a bawdy hybrid of dance music spectacle and commedia dellarte featuring the familiar figure of the harlequin at its center was a theatrical experience of unprecedented accessibility. The paperback of the harlequin britain pantomime and entertainment 1690 1760 by john obrien at barnes noble free shipping on 35 or more bn outlet membership educators gift cards stores events help auto suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters use up arrow for mozilla firefox browser alt up arrow and down arrow . Written in a lively style rich with anecdotes harlequin britain establishes the emergence of eighteenth century english pantomime with its promiscuous blending of genres and subjects as a key moment in the development of modern entertainment culture harlequin britain pantomime and entertainment 1690 1760 paperback
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