John Weaver

Definition

Theater

  • (1673 - 1760) English dancing-master, who helped to createthe English harlequinade. Weaver introduced French balleticmimes or 'scenical dancing' to the English theater in his Italiannight scenes, which were based on the scenarios of the commediadell'arte. In 1728 he published a History of Mimes and Pantomimes.
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