Arts & Entertainment

5 Pantomime Elements: Pantomime Definition and History

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 4, 2022 • 4 min read

Although many use the words “pantomime” and “mime” as synonyms, there are key differences between the two. For instance, it’s a common misunderstanding that a pantomime performance must be silent—the opposite is far more often the case. Learn more about pantomime and how it evolved.