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Five Pantomimes Hardcover – 1930

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  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000S2E4MU
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,964,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Five Pantomimes' was published in hardback in 1930, is 202 pages long and was written by T. E. Ellis (Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis), 8th Baron Howard de Walden. Includes: The Reluctant Dragon; The Beauties and the Beast; Bluebeard; The Sleeping Beauty and Puss and Brutes. The author notes that he wrote these pantomimes on the insistence of his children adapting them to the varying abilities of the family and bowing to the unanimous desire that the stories be turned upside down! The Reluctant Dragon was produced in 1923; Beauties and the Beast in 1924; Blue Beard in 1926; The Sleeping Beauty in 1927; and Puss and Brutes in 1929. ROLES: THE RELUCTANT DRAGON: Shepherd's Wife, Shepherd's Boy, Shepherd, The Dragon, St. George, and Villagers. THE BEAUTIES AND THE BEST: [Scenes 1 & 2: The Merchant's House; Scenes II and IV: The Beast's Onion Farm] A merchant, his daughters: Fatima, Zohrab, Khurrat, Raasha, The Beast, The Magician BLUE BEARD: The Emir, Fatima (his wife), Selim (Fatima's Brother), Anne (Fatima's Sister), Zuleika (Blue Beard's housekeeper, Abdul (Blue Beard's Butler), Hassan (a small black slave), Blue Beard's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wives. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY: Leech, Chamberlain, King, Queen, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fairies, Princess, and Prince. PUSS AND BRUTES: [Act 1: Dandini's Office; Act II, Scene I: The Withdrawing Room of the Carabas Mansion, 10p.m.; Act II, Scene II: The Prince Room in the Palace, 11.45; Act III, Scene I: As Act II, Scene I, the following morning; Act II, Scene II: As Act II, Scene II, the following evening]. Prince Charming of Wallacia, Dandini (Chief of Police), Police No. 37 (alias Larry the Lynx), The Marchioness Carabas (sister to Dandini), Hypatia (an aviatress), Utopia (a channel swimmer) - both Hypatia and Utopia are daughters of Lady Carabas, No. 38 (alias Sam the Stoat), No. 43 (alias Walt the Weazel), No. 45 (alias Sid the Sparrow), The Marquis Carabas, Cinderella (daughter to Carabas) & The Cat

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