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  • 1. Pantomime Costumes<br /> Name: Taichi Imai<br /> Class: 9S<br /> Subject: Drama<br /> Teacher: Ms.Rankin<br /> Word Count:931<br /> Introduction ……………………………….3<br /> History of pantomime………....…...3<br /> Costume……………..……………….…....3<br /> 5 Research Questions………….……..4<br /> Extra costumes……………………………5<br /> Pantomimer…………………………………5<br /> Company……………………………………..5<br /> Conclusion ………………………………….6<br /> Bibliography ……………………………….7<br />Introduction<br />In this essay I will examine the use of the Pantomime costume and types of British Pantomime theatre. It will show you the history of Pantomime. There is 5 main of ideas in this essay. First, it will show you the types of costume in Pantomime. Second, what kind of costume the Principal boy and the Pantomime Dame wear it. Third, what did it look like the Pantomime costume. It shows you basic Pantomime costume. Lastly, I’ll show you how was it made these costumes. My essay is about Pantomime costume.<br />History of Pantomime<br />The British Pantomime or (Panto and Mime) is famous in the UK, probably back to the Middle Ages. And mix together the traditions of the Italian " Commedia dell’ Arte, which is type of travel entertainment. It is a very physical type of theatre that used music, tumbling, buffoonery, dance and acrobatic. And the British Music hallway to produce the art form that is Pantomime.<br />Costume <br />Seen onstage, costume plays a very important part in our understanding of a character’s age, social class and rank and, most important, the production’s attitude to the character. On the simples level, kings wear crowns, soldiers wear uniforms, poor people dress in rags; the simple is often a good starting point. However, costume, like all the other design basics, depends on an overall design concept, and this comes from collaboration.<br />Pantomime Costume<br />Pantomime costume can be collected for bring about personality to the dresses used for a variety of events. Mime artists act in dramatic performances and show a story using only their look, without using talk. So, dressing up, a mime artist is sure to make an individual unique. The ideas can be realize very easily with the use of simple dresses. <br />What did it look like? <br />The Basic Pantomime costume’s color is dark color, which are black, white and gray. The British traditional mime costumes wear a black and white striped shirt or black turtleneck, paired with black trousers and black shoes. A black beret, white gloves and black. However, the modern pantomime costumes wear a colorful shirt. The almost the Pantomime costumes wear copy from everything, for examples, Disney, animals, famous statues and etc.<br />Image 1 the traditional Pantomime costume (Montaldo Donna L)<br />What types of costumes in Pantomime?<br />Principal boy, Panto Dame, Animals, Hunt, Dancers, children ,sound of music costume, Teddy boys, Disney , Irish, Lion King, Babes and others.<br />Image 2 the picture of lion king’s costume(unknown)<br />3, Can we make a Pantomime Costume?<br />A Pantomime costume is really simple to make own costume but it’s not necessary to make from sew a costume. Because it’s too hard to make so almost all pantomimer didn’t make them selves. In fact, mime costumes can be easily purchased from various shops and online store. It can also be prepare at home. <br />4. What types of costume did Principal boy wear?<br />The Principal Boy's costume is usually quite meager, showing plenty of leg above knee - or thigh-length boots (pantomime is not generally known for its " political rightness" )<br /> Image 3 picture of Principal boy’s costume( unknown)<br />Principal boy<br />Nearly always played by the prettiest female in the cast. And is traditionally portrayed as the essence of childhood and innocence. The Principal Boy usually is called leading to sing a solo. And always ends up " living happily ever after" with the Principal Boy.<br />5. What types of costume did The Panto Dame wear?<br /> image 4 picture of the Panto Dame costume (unknown)<br />They wear big make up and big hair, have overstated physical skin, and perform in a melodramatic style. The Panto Dame also wears two-piece costumes comprising skirts with separate tops.<br /> <br />The Panto Dame<br />The Panto Dame almost always played by a man in drag; the Panto dame is a comic, and camp, female character. She's usually an older woman but she is the Ugly Sisters are Panto dames. <br />Halloween<br />If being used for a horror production or for Halloween, the mime costume's scare factor can be increased by adding fake blood to the shirt or other parts of the body, such as the neck. <br /> image 5 picture of Halloween costume(online shopper)<br />Bip<br />Image 6 picture of Marcel Marceau (Schieron Sara) <br />Bip is a mime made by Marcel Marceau who is Pantomimer and artist. Bip is known for wearing a top hat with a flower sticking and a short jacket. These can be added to the traditional mime costume of whiteface, black shirt, shoes and pants.<br />People <br /> Image 7 picture of Gamarjobat (Justin)<br />The pair of Japanese comic performers is Gamarjobat. They are traveling to a lot of countries. They are one of the famous pantomimer in Japan; they often perform out of the country to review. And they have even won awards at arts festivals in Britain and other countries. They are success performing in the United Kingdom, other countries, winning awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.<br />This movie is performance of Gamarjobat in Japanese TV show-<br />Company<br />The Pantomime Company<br />This is a company dedicated to the art of traditional British Pantomime. Based at the Concordia Theatre, Hinckley (one of the finest amateur theatres in the United Kingdom), the company produces the annual spectacular traditional pantomime at the venue. This company is playing for 26 performances the shows every time draw full houses.<br />The Abergavenny Pantomime Company <br />The Abergavenny Pantomime Company is the oldest Pantomime Company in Wales. And was honest back in 1932, which was known before then as ‘The Holy Trinity Company’. Its main performance is a traditional pantomime in order to money for local charities. They pantomimes are generally performed during half-term week in February each year.<br />The Pantomime costume is really simple because of color. British Traditional Pantomime used black and white for their costumes. And one of the famous pantomimer who is Marcel Marceau made Bip. It’s very helpful to performance Pantomime. It makes really dynamic and real. In the world people used that Pantomime costume in Halloween the most. When I researched in Google, I typed Pantomime Costume then the list was all about Halloween. Pantomime costume and Normal theatre costume are not different. It doesn’t have strenght point in Pantomime costume so I wanted see effective of Pantomime costume.<br /># Site<br />" The History Of British Pantomime." Scripts for Pantomimes and Scripts for Plays - read a sample of a Play script or Pantomime script on line at Limelight Scripts. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2010. <>.<br /># Site<br />Remove-item-icon<br />Edit-item-icon<br />" Pantomime." :: Free Essays :: Paper Writing :: Book Reports ::. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2010. <>.<br /># Site<br />" Sheffield Theatres Education Resource." Welcome to Sheffield Theatres | Checking Plugin. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2010. <>.<br /># Site<br />" Chriska Stage Supplies - Theatrical Costumes." Chriska Stage School. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2010. <>.<br /># Site<br />Arfin Ferne. " What is Pantomime or Panto? - The British Theater Tradition of Panto or Pantomime." Travel UK - United Kingdom Travel Ideas - Latest News, Reviews, Advice, and Money Saving Ideas - for Travel United Kingdom England Scotland Wales. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2010. <>.<br /># Book<br />Theatre Studies An Approach for Advanced Level Authors Simon Cooper& SallyMackey<br /># Book<br />British Pantomime Performance <br />Author Millite Taylor<br /># Book<br />Creative drama in schools<br />Author Gabriel Barnfield<br /># Company <br />" The Panto Company - pantomime, children's theatre, education, corporate events and more!." The Panto Company - pantomime, children's theatre, education, corporate events and more!. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#" Company<br />Home." Welcome Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#" Company<br />" " Abergavenny Pantomime Company." Abergavenny Pantomime Company. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2010. <>. <br />#" People <br />" Gamarjobat | Arts and Entertainment | Trends in Japan | Web Japan." Web Japan : Top Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#" Movie<br />" Gamarjobat - 视频 - 优酷视频 - 在线观看 - 中丸雄一 KAT-TUN ." 优酷网-中国第一视频网站,提供视频播放,视频发布,视频搜索. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#" Image<br />Source, The JavaScript. " Pantomime Dames." ITS BEHIND YOU DOT COM - The Magic of Pantomime. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#Image<br />" Chriska Stage Supplies - Theatrical Costumes." Chriska Stage School. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#Image<br />Montaldo, Donna L. " Halloween Costumes for Men - Mens Halloween Costumes New This Year." Coupons and Bargains - The Coupons and Bargains Homepage. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#Image<br />Schieron , Sara . " ROTTEN TOMATOES: A Moment of Silence For Marcel Marceau." ROTTEN TOMATOES: Movies - New Movie Reviews and Previews!. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#Image<br />Justin. " Gamarjobat | chaka chaka." chaka chaka. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#Image<br />" history." the Pantomime alliance. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2010. <>.<br />#Image<br />" PLUS SIZE MANIACAL MIME COSTUME at Halloween Costume Shop - ." 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