The Pantomime dame

United Kingdom, 1982

Film
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Investigates the reasons for the Dame’s enduring hold on the audience’s imagination. It examines her function as an outrageous and aggressive parody of female behaviour and the changes in portrayal corresponding with changing social attitudes to women and sexuality. Above all the program attempts to discover why we laugh at her. Cast includes Arthur Askey, George Lacy, Duggie Byng, Paul Laidlaw, Terry Scott, Ian Evans, Jack Tripp, Victoria Wood and John Morley.

Credits

producer/director

Elizabeth Wood

production company

Wood Film

Language

English

Duration

00:48:30:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33395

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Parody

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Attitude change

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social change

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social influence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Attitude change

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Attitude (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Attitude change

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Psychology

History → Women's rights

Music & Performing Arts → Pantomime

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Betamax; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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