Eyes on Mime: Language Without Speech

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John Day Company, 1969 - Mime - 190 pages
To most people the art of mime will usually bring to mind one name, Marcel Marceau. But, of course, this art of portraying character or telling a story by body movements has a very wide range. We can see mime in ballet, in silent films, in the dance dramas of the Far East and India, in the circus, and in the legitimate theater. In Eyes on Mime, Katherine Sorley Walker traces its development through history, the technique of different gesture languages belonging to different cultures, and the varying ways in which mime is used today, not only in the theater but in our everyday life. Illustrated with over 30 photographs, this interesting book shows just how flourishing and lively an art mime is. -- from dust jacket.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
THE CHRONOLOGY OF MIME
42
AN EXCURSION INTO TECHNIQUE
120
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