His first appearance on the stage was made in March 1741, incognito, as harlequin at Goodman's Fields, Yates, who was ill, having allowed him to take his place during a few scenes of the pantomime entitled Harlequin Student, or The Fall of Pantomime with the Restoration of the Drama.
While I am communicating these things, Helen manifests intense interest; and, in default of words, she indicates by gestures and pantomime her desire to learn more of her surroundings and of the great forces which are operating everywhere.
She will play for hours together with children who cannot understand a single word she spells, and it is pathetic to watch the eager gestures and excited pantomime through which her ideas and emotions find expression.
A burst of childish laughter greets my blunder, and the pantomime begins all over again.
Donnie renewed his pantomime request for Edith to try on the dress.
But one should bear in mind that traditional British pantomime generally includes mild innuendo.
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
She drops the signs and pantomime she used before, as soon as she has words to supply their place, and the acquirement of a new word affords her the liveliest pleasure.
In their war dances, which were only rehearsals, they disguised themselves as animals, and the pantomime was a mimic hunt.