Thursday, 16th December 2010, 7.30pm
Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT | map
THIS EVENT HAS TAKEN PLACE
Presented by Catherine Haill and colleagues
A sweep through pantomime history, with animated extracts by members of the Theatre Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Catherine Haill is a curator of popular entertainment and 19th century theatre at the Theatre and Performance department of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Her specialist areas include pantomime, puppetry, circus, toy theatre, musical theatre, theatrical advertising, souvenirs and ephemera. Her exhibitions at the Theatre Museum include Circus Circus!, Slap, Wind in the Willows, Drawn To Fame, and Pantomime Portraits.
She has published and lectured on various aspects of the theatre collections and has recently contributed contextual essays to the East London Theatre Archive website, to the Bodleian Library's John Johnson Archive website, and has presented conference papers on Victorian spectacular pantomime design, new directions in Puppetry, theatre costume in the time of Delaroche, and on the Guy Little Collection of Victorian photographs. She writes and performs annually in the V&A pantomime, and is a lecturer in theatre history and criticism for Syracuse University in London.
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