The Mime Marcel Marceau

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Marcel Marceau has been the embodiment of mime for more than half a century. Walking resolutely into the wind, pulled about the park by a dog we can’t see, and catching the errant drip of a melting ice cream cone, Marceau’s character Bip is easy to love. Like Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp, he tilts endlessly at imaginary windmills as he switches with startling ease from a face of pure joy to a mask of tragedy.

Marceau began his stage career in the twilight years of the silent film. Today, at 81, he is still a master.


Marcel Marceau