Here are entered works on pretending to be a different person, gender, etc., and works on imitating characteristics, mannerisms, etc. Works on falsely assuming the identity of another person to gain benefit or cause harm to the other person are entered under False personation.
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Filed under: Impersonation -- Drama
Filed under: False personation -- DramaFiled under: Impersonation -- Fiction
Filed under: False personation -- Fiction
Filed under: False personation -- England -- Fiction
Filed under: Identity theft -- United States
Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms.
Filed under: Acting
Filed under: Acting -- Early works to 1800
Filed under: Commedia dell'arte -- Early works to 1800
- The Art of the Theatre (London: G. Bles, ca. 1924), by Sarah Bernhardt, trans. by H. J. Stenning, contrib. by James Agate (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)
- The Drama, by Henry Irving (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML)
- The Paradox of Acting: Translated With Annotations From Diderot's "Paradoxe sur le Comédien" (London: Chatto and Windus, 1883), by Denis Diderot, ed. by Walter Herries Pollock, contrib. by Henry Irving (multiple formats at archive.org)
- Shakespearean Representation: Its Laws and Limits (London: E. Stock, 1908), by Percy Fitzgerald (multiple formats at archive.org)
- Stage Confidences: Talks About Players and Play Acting (London: Charles H. Kelly, 1902), by Clara Morris (Gutenberg text)
Filed under: Gesture -- Early works to 1800
- Selected illustrations (unique bound volume of 80 images from Diversarum Nationum Habitus and other Bertelli works, ca. 1590), by Pietro Bertelli
Filed under: Acting -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Filed under: Acting games -- PeriodicalsFiled under: Acting games -- ScandinaviaFiled under: Acting in literatureFiled under: Drama -- Therapeutic use
- Chirologia: or, The Naturall Language of the Hand Composed of the Speaking Motions, and Discoursing Gestures Thereofl Whereunto Is Added Chironomia, or, the Art of Manuall Rhetoricke, Consisting of the Naturall Expressions, Digested by Art In the Hand, as the Chiefest Instrument of Eloquence, By Historicall Manifesto's Exemplified Out of the Authentique Registers of Common Life and Civill Conversation; With Types, or Chyrograms, a Long-wish'd for Illustration of This Argument (London: Printed by T. Harper, 1644), by J. B.
Filed under: Gesture
Filed under: Gesture in artFiled under: MimeFiled under: Motion picture actingFiled under: Movement (Acting)Filed under: Theatrical makeup
Filed under: Comedy
- Principles of Drama-Therapy (New York: Sopherim, 1917), by Stephen F. Austin
Filed under: Grotesque in artFiled under: Grotesque in literature
Filed under: DrollsFiled under: Comic, The
Filed under: Comic, The, in literature
Filed under: Imitation in literature
- An Essay on Comedy and the Uses of the Comic Spirit, by George Meredith (Gutenberg text)
- Jonson's Moral Comedy (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, c1971), by Alan C. Dessen (PDF with commentary at Northwestern)
- The Dramatic Values in Plautus (1918), by Wilton W. Blancké (Gutenberg text)
- Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, by Henri Bergson, trans. by Cloudesley Brereton and Fred Rothwell (Gutenberg text)
- Retractatio in the Ambrosian and Palatine Recensions of Plautus: A Study of the Persa, Poenulus, Pseudolus, Stichus and Trinummus (Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College, 1911), by Cornelia Catlin Coulter (page images at HathiTrust)
- Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age (2008), ed. by Caroline Eisner and Martha Vicinus (HTML with commentary at digitalculture.org)
- Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth (Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, c1994), by Ann W. Astell (PDF and EPub with commentary at Cornell Open)
- Virgil and the Tempest: The Politics of Imitation (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, c1990), by Donna B. Hamilton (PDF at Ohio State)
- Pope's Horatian Poems (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, c1966), by Thomas E. Maresca (PDF files with commentary at Ohio State Press)
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