Monday, March 22, 2010

Meandering in silence . . .

Today is the birthday of Marcel Mangel (March 22, 1923 – September 22, 2007), actor. He is best known as Marcel Marceau and for his dramatic mime artistry.

"What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture. What is important in mime is attitude." - Marcel Marceau

"To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man." - Marcel Marceau

"I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's 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

"Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it's music, not words, that provides power." - Marcel Marceau

"Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?" - Marcel Marceau

"Never get a mime talking. He won't stop." - Marcel Marceau

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