Christmas pantomime

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Walpole, Hugh
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Department of German, University College Cork
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Kontext: Der achtjährige Jeremy, Sohn des Pfarrers Cole, hat sich tagelang inbrünstig auf die Vorstellung von “Dick Whittington” gefreut, die in der Gemeindehalle des kleinen Ortes Polchester stattfindet. Nun ist er am Morgen in Ungnade gefallen und darf seine Eltern und seine beiden Schwestern nicht zur Aufführung begleiten. Sein Onkel Samuel, erfolgloser Maler und schwarzes Schaf der Familie, nimmt ihn trotzdem heimlich mit. Auf der Empore der Gemeindehalle erlebt Jeremy mit allen Sinnen seine erste Theateraufführung, die – ungeachtet ihrer Mängel – die Welt für ihn verzaubert.. Context: For days, eight year-old Jeremy, the son of Reverend Cole, has fervently been looking forward to the play “Dick Whittington”, that is about to be staged in the assembly rooms of the small town of Polchester. Due to him misbehaving in the morning, he is barred from going to the show. But Uncle Samuel, unsuccessful painter and black sheep of the family, takes him along on the sly. On the gallery of the assembly rooms, Jeremy experiences his first theatre production with all his senses, a production which – despite its shortcomings – makes his world “a more magical place than it had ever been before.” […] Uncle Samuel paused at a ...
Walpole, H. (2018) 'Christmas pantomime', Scenario: A Journal of Performative Teaching, Learning, Research, XII(1), pp. 104-106.