Hardly Any Mime Being Performed. April 1937
The Magazine – Programme
5 April 1937
This newspaper clipping states that hardly any mime was being performed in the theatres of London’s West End – even though there was a willing audience who would have liked to have seen it and it goes on to give advance notice of a forthcoming show. However, one person who sought to rectify this situation was Irene Mawer, President of the Institute of Mime, who was personally directing a show at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
This show was due to involve Ruby Ginner (“the well-known authority on the Greek Dance”); “that clever mime Miss Elinor Shan”; Miss Joyce Ruscoe; Miss Helga Burgess: and Miss Peggy Butler “who has done so much to popularise mime in Scotland” (all of whom have been mentioned in my previous blog posts).
Miss Mawer gets a good mention for being “well known as the English exponent of the name part of L’Enfant Prodigue, as well as being author and producer of many mimes.
The newspaper article goes on to say that the Institute of Mime has distinguished patronage and holds a unique place in the artistic and educational world of the time.
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