Author Archives: TCHE
‘He could hardly walk, and certainly never dance, without raising a smile, but he had a hundred different ways of walking and dancing, each appropriate to the person he was representing.’ The Times
Joseph Grimaldi (18 December 1778 – 31 May 1837) Known as ‘The most celebrated of English clowns’, credited with being ‘the first white-face clown’. Joseph Grimaldi’s performances made the Clown the central character in the English Harlequinades.
Richard Findlater (Kenneth Bruce Findlater Bain) (1921 – 1985) English theatre critic and historian. One of Britain’s most respected writers on the theatre. Continue reading
Welcome to The Dan Leno Project. Dan Leno was one of the great music hall and pantomime stars of the Victorian era (many would say ‘the greatest’.) Continue reading
Walter James MacQueen-Pope (11 April 1888 – 27 June 1960) English theatre historian and publicist. Continue reading