Saturday, Jul 21, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA
The most famous pantomime clown in history, Charles Chaplin was the man. Charlie Chaplin was the ‘little tramp’ and this character allowed him to express every nuanced emotion by way of pantomime acting.
Richard weaves stories around the very best early movies that Chaplin appeared in and, of course, he accompany’s each ﬁlm with live silent movie accompaniment.
The ‘Golden Age’ of ﬁlm began with Chaplin. With him, great movies were being cranked out even without sound tracks. You couldn’t hear the actors speak so an expressive style of acting was developed by him called pantomime acting. It’s almost a blessing that the early ﬁlms had no sound to hear the actors speak because it forced movie directors to develop camera techniques that created a new art form still in use today. Richard begins the performance with a Ragtime piece by Scott Joplin called ‘The Entertainer’ followed by the presentation.