|First issued by Caedmon
Records in 1971, this conversation on mime, recorded in English 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. Calling mime the art of "making
the invisible visible," he shares how he developed his signature character, Bip, and
began performing all around the world, a tour de force career that has lasted for more
than 50 years. He speaks with eloquence about the purpose of his art, which, he says, is
to show how life is. And branching off to his interests and experiences off the stage, he
talks about his paintings, his belief in the universality of man, and his life during
World War II, when he took part in the French Resistance and also had to hide from the
Gestapo because his father was Jewish.
Digitally remastered and now available as a CD and
in an MP3 format, "Marcel Marceau Speaks" was released again by Times Two Audio
on the occasion of Marcel Marceau's October 2000 tour of the United States.
For additional information on Marceau: The Marcel Marceau Foundation