Madame Alberti, Director
PANTOMIME is the expression of thought and feeling by attitude and bodily action. It is gesture made fluent, beautiful and expressive.
In America, Pantomime which is least conventional is preferred. The universal type is that fraught with the world-wide development of expression. In characterization and action, The Alberti Pantomimes use a more universal code of gesticulation, as compared with either the French, the Italian, the German or the English. American pantomime is much finer than the art represented by the Christmas pantomimes of England, having more individual quality, in daintiness of movement and delicate facial expression.
However, its amusement value and sources of popularity are the same everywhere. Pantomimic action enthralls the attention by its sovereignty in the field of expression. The living picture is a stronger and more vital presentation than that more intellectual process by words. It is a vivid representation of a dramatic incident; and pantomime lends its power and charm to the funny incident quite as readily as to the pathetic. With musical accompaniment, thought and feeling through pantomime are impressed upon the audience. While adults very easily grasp the emotions rendered, children and young people too enjoy pantomimes, because their imaginations are keen and their natures open and responsive. The effect of color, action, and classical music, beautifully ensconced, make strong appeal to eye and ear.
L. L. LITTLE
42nd Street at Broadway
New York City
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