Vaudeville

The term Vaudeville dates back to the 1730’s and was originally coined after light-hearted songs that were composed in the valley of Vire, a town in northwest France. Essentially, Vaudeville was a variety show of…

Pantomime

Not to be confused with mime, the pantomime (abbreviated as ‘panto’) is almost exclusively a genre associated with England, beginning in the early 18th Century and originally involving Commedia dell’Arte-type characters. When Queen Victoria arrived…