Miss Butler, Townswomen’s Guild, Hassocks. 1936

Sussex County Herald Eastbourne

10 January 1936

OLDEST FORM OF DRAMATIC ART, Hassocks Townswomen Learn About The Mime

The evening meeting of the Townswomen’s Guild followed the usual format for the Institute of Mime lecture-demonstrations, with Miss Butler first of all giving a thorough explanation of the history of mime, followed by a demonstration of the art.  Her performances included an “Egyptian priest praying in a temple, a strolling minstrel playing in a baronial hall in the Mediaeval Age, and a love scene”.

Throughout the newspaper article, Miss Butler is never given her first name – I wonder if she is Peggy Butler, from Scotland (and who has been mentioned in previous blog posts)?


Author: Janet Fizz Curtis

Janet Fizz Curtis is trained in the Irene Mawer Method of Mime and Movement and is now writing a book about the life of Irene Mawer.

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