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September 23, 2007
Marcel Marceau dies at 84
A moment of raucous mourning,
s'il vous plait
13 years ago
This is a great loss for the world of art, and a sad passing for all humanity. Marceau was a very great artist in his own right, but he was also one of the great inventors of the artistic world, a man who created many of the basic techniques that almost all actors learn as part of their craft. Furthermore, I think we have yet to fully appreciate his role in being one of the major figures of the movement of minimalism. Marceau was one of the people who made minimalism possible on the stage. Today we have lost a truly great man whose finger-prints are all over modern theatre.
I saw him perform once when I was in high school. He was amazing. The use he made of his physicality...! Rest in peace.
For once, the '.' seems completely appropriate.
Well said, Nickdanger.
I guess this is one box he won't be getting out of. RIP .
This thread calls for a comment by muteboy.
Or Mel Brooks.
One of the greats. Our world is diminished by his passing.
So, did they bury him in whiteface? Do you think folks will line up at the coffin and say, "My doesn't he look
that trapped in a box routine isn't so funny anymore is it?
So, do you guys remember when it was popular to espouse a deep hatred of mimes? 1980s-early 90s I guess. What was up with that?
didn't get the memo that the era had ended.
From es el Queso's site:
Why Hate Mimes? Here are a few reasons for you to think about: Their hands make no sense.
Damn, Capt., that's the very scene I visualized reading the news of his passing. A great movie, and a great performance. Saw one show of him and the absolute body control, almost like a martial arts display, the man didn't waste movement. The man deserves a minute of silence and an hour of applause.
Ah, crud. What muteboy (how appropriate) said.
I'm at a loss for words.
So... Were there any last words?
I had the joy and pleasure of attending a performance by the man - he truly was astounding. .
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He said all that needed saying.
Muteboy, Eponysterically FTW!
Well said, IC
not my site, just one I googled. I do not harbor deep resentment against mimes, nor have I ever attacked one with an olive loaf.
"Marcel Marceau was born in Strasbourg, France and has delighted audiences worldwide for more than 55 years with his solo pantomimes and group mimodramas. Marceau has toured the world with his show 40 times. He's been in scores of TV movies, independent and feature films and had the only speaking role in Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie" (he said, "Non!"). He's written and illustrated several books, received France's highest artist honor -- the French Legion of Honor -- and two Emmys and had Michael Jackson modeled his moon walk on his walk-against-the-wind techniques. March 18 was dedicated as Marcel Marceau Day in New York. Marceau has garnered honorary degrees from prestigious universities across America. He continues to perform and teach in his school in Paris and workshops abroad. He is also an accomplished author, a painter, and a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. He's had three wives, four children, survived the Holocaust, joined the Resistance and marched in Patton's army." - according to a
Dartmouth's Past Speaker Bio
. My word, what a life!