WITHOUT WORDS

theartofbecomingawildflower

“Speech is silver, silence is golden.”

Swiss proverb

A review in TheIndianapolis Star said, “the man has the most expressive hands since

Michelangelo.”

The San Francisco Chronicle said, “…He created entire worlds with the tilt of an eyebrow or the stretch of an arm, with a stare or a smile. He told stories, brought to life unforgettable characters and displayed the essence of the theatre, the soul of dance…”

They were talking about Marcel Marceau, “The World’s Greatest Mime.”

Mime is theatre without words. The art of speaking and story telling with the body. Various styles of mime have been around since time began but nobody ever did it better than Marcel. For 60 years, he entertained audiences all over the world.

He was born in Strasbourg, France. From the womb, it seemed he knew his destiny. He would imitate, without sound whatever he encountered. His inspiration came from silent screen comics Charlie Chaplin…

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