A kind of theater art that is performed in silence is mime. Two different kinds of mime are used: Pantomime and Corporeal Mime. Pantomime is an art that uses the body of the mime artist to help the audience imagine items and events. Corporeal mime is focused on showing invisible thoughts and emotions to the audience through the movements of the mime artist. Mime is not only entertaining, but is an important art form in many countries.
Roman and Greek Theaters have the first recorded performances of pantomime. When Augustus, the king of the Romans, was in power, there was a huge advancement of the art. The Italian Theaters soon took hold of this art form and began spreading it around the world through their troupe of artists that traveled all over with their performances.
Pantomime art dates back to Greek and Roman Theaters. It saw a great advancement especially during the rule of Roman King, Augustus. It also has a deep connection with the Italian Theater Commedia Dell’arte. This art was spread to other parts of the world from Italy by the troupe of artists travelling from one place to another and performing on their way. Patented characters began to develop later on. Actor John Rich was responsible for bringing this art in Britain by the name Lun, a short form of lunatic this was because his performance were rather wild. But this weird act tickled the ribs of many and soon it became very popular. Other rival troupes began learning and performing this art. Many great Pantomimes were created in this process.
During the holidays, pantomime becomes a family favorite. Many times, these holiday shows are geared towards children. Adults tend to love them too, though. There are a lot of fairy tales that have been acted out through pantomime, including Disney stories. Some of them include Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Aladdin and His Magic Lamp, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Mother Goose, Little Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella.
Pantomime is a very important aspect of the arts in many countries such as New Zealand, South Africa, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. It’s popularity brings people of all ages, races, and backgrounds together. It is a wonderful form of theater art that has been around for centuries and continues to entertain today.