Pantomime: The History and Metamorphosis of a Theatrical Ideology

Pantomime: The History and Metamorphosis of a Theatrical Ideology

Karl Toepfer

Other Books by Karl Toepfer

The School of Illusions, a novel

Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935

Orgy Calculus: Theatre, Aristocracy and Pornocracy

The Voice of Rapture: A Symbolist System of Ecstatic Speech in Oscar Wilde’s Salome

Sexualerleben und Körperkultur, Deutschsprachige Publikationen 1880-1932 (editor)

Karl Toepfer is Emeritus Professor of Theater Arts, San Jose State University

Copyright © 2019 by Karl Toepfer

All rights reserved.

Vosuri Media

San Francisco, California

Author: Toepfer, Karl (1948-)

Title: Pantomime: The History and Metamorphosis of a Theatrical Ideology

Subjects: Non-fiction—Pantomime history (22 BCE-2019), acting history, dance history, film acting

Cover: Stucco frieze from the underground vault of Porta Maggiore in Rome depicting a pantomimic performance of Agave displaying the head of Pentheus, with musician accompanying the scene. Photo from Weege (1926). 

Frontispiece: Image of Walter Slezak and Nora Gregor as Michael and Princess Zamikoff from the film Michael (1924), directed by Carl Dreyer.

ISBN: 978-1-7332497-4-4

Pantomime: The History and Metamorphosis of a Theatrical Ideology

Dedicated to the Memory of Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy

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