Emperor Nero, was so jealous of his own pantomime performer he had him put to death for being so talented!

Panto-11-252x300Did you know that in Roman times a mime show created by a single dancer was known as Pantomimus, the first one was performed in 467 BC and that the Roman Emperor Nero, was so jealous of his own pantomime performer he had him put to death for being so talented!

The pantomime tradition of the ‘goodies’ entering from stage right and the ‘baddies’ from stage left comes from the medieval mystery plays, the tradition has continued until today.

The first pantomimes appeared in different forms in the late 1600s onwards. they were comedies where a simple plot was communicated through slapstick and dance, rather than dialogue. They would be unrecognisable today as pantomime, but they started a theatrical tradition that eventually became today’s Pantomime.

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