The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161278 Message #3831885
Posted By: Jim Carroll
11-Jan-17 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: Pantomime
Subject: RE: BS: Pantomime
Broadening it even further, we had a friend in London, John Wright, who helped establish a mime Theatre Group, Trestle Theatre, using many of the techniques of Commedia, particularly the traditional masks (K's ling to the American company just reminded me)
John was also interested in folk song, and was no mean singer himself
He wished to use traditional tales for some of their productions, and Pat and I were invited along with some of our recordings of storytellers.
As a reward, John gave us choice of one of the beautiful leather masks he made
We lost touch, but I'm still reminded of him every time I look at the wonderful phallic-nosed Pantelon mask hanging on the wall.