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Marcel Marceau (1923 – 2007)


More famous by his stage name Marcel Marceau, was a French entertainer, the world's most famous mime.
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Marcel Marceau
Music and silence... combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Marceau quotes
Never get a mime talking. He wonít stop.
Marceau
Perhaps true appreciation of Marceau requires a step back in time. Before Marceau broke out of an invisible box and stepped into millions of American's living rooms on Max Liebman's "Show of Shows" nearly 40 years ago, you could fit the number of people who knew or much less cared anything about the art of pantomime in a Citroen. What we know of mime -- the mute theatrics, the exaggerated body language, the requisite black-and-white get-up ó was essentially minted by Marceau. ... When Marceau is gone, we won't say, "There goes one of the world's greatest mimes," but "There goes 'the' world's great mime."




Marceau Marcel quotes
Chaplin made me laugh and cry without saying a word. I had an instinct. I was touched by the soul of Chaplin ó Mime is not an imitator but a creator.
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Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, itís music, not words, that provides power.
Marcel Marceau quotes
I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that manís destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth... I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish.
Marcel Marceau
He's garnered honorary degrees from prestigious universities across America. He's had three wives, four children, survived the Holocaust, joined the Resistance and marched in Patton's army. All this, and he has a wickedly weird and original sense of humor. "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards," Marceau once said, "for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."
Even when you don't quite get it, Marceau makes you think twice.
Marceau Marcel quotes
Fathers, I do not practice. Iím not religious in life, but when I perform "The Creation of the World" and when my soul is touched by the confrontation of "Good and Evil", then God enters in me.
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I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.
Marceau Marcel
Silence is like a flame, you see?
Marcel Marceau
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?




Marcel Marceau quotes
In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.
Marcel Marceau
No art is superior to another one, but every art looks for expertise and perfection. This is life, which continues; this is why there is no death. There is continuation. There is no silence. There is a continuation of thought.
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To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
Marceau Marcel
Mime makes the invisible, visible and the visible, invisible.
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