HOW TO WRITE A PANTOMIME by Archie Wilson

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This great little guide to writing a pantomime is packed with ideas and inspiration for the budding writer.

Archie Wilson is a seasoned writer and knows what he is talking about

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CONTENTS

Chapter One: Introduction………………………………………………………6

       Why write a pantomime?

Having fun

Being profitable

My credentials!

Chapter Two: History of pantomime……………………………………..10

       Where did pantomime originate?

Slapstick

Drury Lane

Chapter Three: Which Panto?……………………………………13

       What shall I write about?

Traditional Pantomimes

Pantomimes from films/ television and books

Pantomimes from the works of Shakespeare

Fairy tale websites

Chapter Four: Essential characters……………………………………….17

       The Dame

Principle Boy

Principle girl

Evil one!

Comedy character

Comedy duo

Fairies

Villagers/chorus

Chapter Five: Pantomime Essentials………………………………….24

       Songs

Dance

Slapstick

Running gag

Pantomime animals

Music

Sound and lights

Special effects

Props

Ghost scene

Set

Costume

Chapter Six: Planning it!…………………………………..32

       Story synopsis

Dividing the pantomime into two acts

Framework

Chapter Seven: Writing it!………………………………..40

Formatting    

       Stage directions

Write, write write!

       Word count and pantomime length

Font size

Do IT!

Chapter Eight: Getting published………………………….44

Nice little earner

Do’s and don’ts

Chapter Nine: Useful websites……………………………..46

       Fairy stories

History

Characters

Costume

Set

Publishers

Microsoft word styles and formatting


Chapter Ten:
And finally!………………………….48      

       What now?

Get your pantomime produced

Get your pantomime published

Write another!

Disclaimer………………………………………………………………………49

 

 

Additional information

Play Genre

pantomime