Joseph Grimaldi, Commedia dell’ Arte, Rahere the jester and the Shakespearean Clown. Join Eva Griffith and others in exploring the donation of funny people to our landscape. Including funny-women in silent film and Anthrax the Clown!
Call 020 7332 3851 or visit https://thelondonclown.eventbrite.co.uk
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB.
|10.00||Dr Eva Griffith, Introduction: ‘What is a “Clown”?’|
|10.15||‘Anthrax the Clown is made up!’ With Reannon Tapp and Lu Lu, his beautiful assistants and Sensei Dan, his cross manager A miming clown dons his make-up and tells us all about it|
|10.45||Amanda Engineer (St Bartholomew’s Archives): ‘Rahere, the Fool who Founded St Barts’|
|11.15||Introductory workshop by Elliott Ross (Commedia Works): ‘The Commedia Hierarchy: Arlecchino, Pantalone, Magnfico and Friends – It’s in the body…’|
|12.00||Dr Griffith: ‘With Bells On: Shakespearean Clowns in the plays and the archives’|
|1.00||Lunch – bring a picnic|
|2.00||Claire Smith (BFI): ‘Clara Bow takes a bow: early 20th-century funny women on film’|
|2.30||Mattie Faint (Clowns’ Gallery-Museum): ‘The Life and Times of Joseph Grimaldi’|
|3.15||A walk to Grimaldi’s home and workplace and his grave in Pentonville Road|