Sunday, September 23, 2007

R.I.P. MARCEL MARCEAU: Famed French Mime Silenced For Good

by Mondoreb

Hello, my name is Mondoreb and I have a problem.
I hate mimes.
I have always hated mimes.
With help, I hope to get better.

Although millions worldwide feel the same, it is sad to learn that Marcel Marceau, famed French mime, died Saturday. He had two strikes against him (French, mime) but he seemed to cheerfully go about his business of creating entertainment for entertainment-challenged audiences everywhere.
PARIS (AP) — Marcel Marceau, whose lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence, died Saturday. He was 84.

Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau — notably through his famed personnage Bip — played the entire range of human emotions onstage for more than 50 years, never uttering a word. Offstage, however, he was famously chatty. "Never get a mime talking. He won't stop," he once said.

A French Jew, Marceau escaped deportation during World War II — unlike his father, who died as Auschwitz — and worked with the French Resistance to protect Jewish children.
In honor of his brave work with the Resistance, I refuse to include any easy mime jokes in this post.

R.I.P. In a Better Place.
Marcel, I hope you finally got out of that box.

The Drawn Cutlass:I think we can all agree that a moment of silence is appropriate, can't we?
Jules Crittenden
The late, great Marcel Marceau’s last words:“ … ”
Profound, moving. And sorry, I couldn’t resist it. - Bigger, Better!.
Death by 1000 Papercuts Front Page.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, Marcel. You brought one last smile to my face. The world is one mime richer.


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