What is the history of pantomime?


What is the history of pantomime?


Cheironomy consists of hand gestures that convey specific meanings. It is used in pantomiming and in music directing. Hand gestures direct musical performances. It can be traced back to 5th-century music, and it can be seen in the hieroglyphics of Egyptian performances.

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Pantomime's history is rooted in the word's etymology from the Greek, which means a dancer who acts all the roles or all a story. Roman pantomime came...

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What is Pantomime? - Definition & Examples
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Chapter 20 / Lesson 13

It might sound like a cruel prank to play on a street performer, but 'pantomime' has actually been a steady source of work for many artists. Read on to learn more about this popular amusement that has been entertaining audiences for millennia.

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