Friday, December 22, 2017

A 'Herculean Task For An Actor': Playing An English Pantomime Dame

"What may seem disarmingly simple is actually incredibly complex. The dame is definitely a man in a dress, and one who needs to combine a character with strong maternal instinct, a mouth that's full of broad innuendo and ensure that the joke is always on them. The great dames also form the bridge between the audience and the action on stage. ... A great frock and wig can only take you so far."



Article source here:The Arts Journal

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