Monday, September 24, 2007

Marcel Marceau

And now another luminary is gone.

I had the privilege of seeing him twice at the ART (I always enjoy the touring companies that come through there--for Mirror) in excellent seats where I could see every nuance. I saw him on his farewell tour two years ago.

Like so many once fine things, mime has been reduced by poor imitators, but there was only one Marcel Marceau. He showed what the art form was meant to be.

Trivia:
He was in Barbarella.
He says the only spoken word in Mel Brook's silent movie.

A moment of silence.

1 comment:

musing said...

How sad. Pavarotti, L'Engle, now Marceau. So many great ones leaving us.