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Christmas Pantomimes

Each year, Regency era British theaters prepared Christmas pantomimes (pantos) that would begin on Boxing Day and run as long as the audiences demanded them. These were not silent productions, but rather very verbal performances that included the audience as an extra character in plays bearing many similarities to modern burlesque. The Pantomime Tradition The …

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Regency Traditions Video: Pantos

Though modern, this video depicts much of the traditional flavor of Christmas pantos.   12 Days Of Christmas Song   Read more about pantos here. Read a scene of Darcy attending a panto here. If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy:  

Pride and Prejudice Christmas Scene: Darcy and the Harlequin

An invitation from Bingley to attend the pantomime might not go entirely as expected. Excerpt from Darcy and Elizabeth: Christmas 1811 December 30, 1811 Darcy laid his newspaper aside. Miss Bingley should not have worried, her little dinner party hardly garnered any notice at all. A few brief words of Sir Andrew’s and Lady Elizabeth’s attendance …

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