First issued by Caedmon Records in 1971, this conversation on mime, recorded by Marcel Marceau and the American writer William Fifield, is an in-depth look at Marceau’s art.
In this recording, Marcel Marceau traces the history of mime and discusses his own role in its renewed popularity. (more…)
Marcel Marceau‘s genius for the art of silence has astonished and delighted audiences of all ages for more than 50 years.Bip is Marceau’s beloved alter ego, a hapless clown with unlimited curiosity and compassion. Since his debut in 1947, Bip has bravely explored every imaginable location, from a skating rink to a lion cage. But he has never been trapped inside the pages of a book – until now. In Bip in a Book, this richly evocative drama is reinterpreted for a new generation. Once again Marceau’s famous innocent is trapped, but this time he is confined not by an imaginary cage, but by a page. Dressed in his signature striped pullover and battered opera hat, Bip is happily oblivious to his plight until he walks smack into the right edge of the page. As the reader turns the pages, Bip’s imaginative exploration of this unexpected situation is told through 32 vivid photographs, each underscoring Marceau’s outstanding gift of expression. Anyone who loves the theater will cherish these playful photographs of a modern master at work, but even readers who have never seen Bip will be drawn to the creativity and suspense of this one-of-a-kind story. (more…)
After working for two years as a professional ballerina, Nola Rae realized she would never be a great dancer. Wanting to apply her ballet technique, and not interested in speaking on stage, she turned to mime and studied with Marcel Marceau. In 1976, after a season with the Bristol Old Vic Company, she started her own production company called the London Mime Theater. She produced eleven shows in which she combined mime, clowning, dance, and puppetry. Each show is presented solo or with a single partner. Nola has performed in 51 countries and been seen on every continent except Antarctica. She has made many television appearances, including a BBC documentary on her work and a recent program in which she co-starred with Marcel Marceau. (more…)