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Pierrot

(pē'ərō`) [Fr.,=little Peter], character in French pantomime. A buffoon, he wore a loose white tunic with big buttons, balloon sleeves, and white pantaloons. His face was painted white. A creation of Giuseppe Giaratone or Geratoni (fl. 1639–97), Pierrot was introduced to early 19th-century France by DeburauDeburau or Debureau, Jean Gaspard
, 1796–1846, French pantomime performer, whose original name was Jan Kaspar Dvorjak, b. Bohemia.
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Pierrot

a male character from French pantomime with a whitened face, white costume, and pointed hat
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The Wedding Game, written by Pierrot member Alan Huff - and directed by his wife Carol - has its first outing on Tuesday, October 27, at Shelley Village Hall (from 7.
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It was through the improvisational and engaging genius of Harry Gabriel Pelissier (1874-1913) that the Pierrot entertainment form first became established in London and the West End in the early 1900s, thus laying the foundation of English so-called 'intimate' revue (Pulling 217-18, 220; Mander and Mitchenson Revue, 22; Moore iii, 18-20, 44-46).
HERE'S former Chipper Club member Jennifer Palmer proudly holding a copy of the drawing of Pierrot she had printed on the Chipper page 30 years ago, when she was a teenager.
These artifacts can be highly revealing--as is the felt-tip storyboard drawing of a drowning Pierrot that presaged the video for "Ashes to Ashes" (1980)--or uncomfortably intimate.
Drama, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grevill, Frederic Pierrot, Claire Johnston, Jean-Claude Arnaud and Olivier Cruveiller.
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The youth theatre group, Pierrot Productions, is made up of talented actors, singers and dancers from schoolchildren across the North East.
With no education, Jim Pierrot only had drive to succeed.
The latest show was a musical hybrid titled Orlando/Lunaire, taken from Handel's opera Orlando, which premiered in 1733, and Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Schoenberg's setting of 21 poems from the German translation of Albert Giraud's cycle of French poems of the same name, which premiered in 1912.