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 -- DramaFiled under: Impersonation -- Fiction
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
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: Gesture
Filed under: Gesture in artFiled under: MimeFiled under: Motion picture actingFiled under: Movement (Acting)Filed under: Theatrical makeup
Filed under: Comedy
- 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: 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)
- 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)