by Jane Tapley.
This lecture tells the fascinating story of how Pantomime developed out of its Greek and Roman roots through the Commedia dell’Arte, Harliquinade & Grimaldi to become the peculiarly British institution of today.
Jane Tapley is Special Events Organiser for the Theatre Royal Bath. She interviews visiting actors, writers and directors and lectures regularly to theatre going societies and history and fine arts groups. She is a West Country Tourist Board Registered Blue Badge Guide and Lecturer. Jane is also an author and researcher of theatre programme notes on Hamlet, Sheridan’s The Rivals and Jane Austen’s Emma. She is a theatrical landlady, home economist and consultant to various TV productions. She also hosts and cooks period meals in her Regency house in Bath for the Jane Austen Festival and other literary groups.