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The World of Mime Theatre Bookstore, in association with
    
brings you an extensive catalogue of titles about
Mime, Pantomime, and related subjects.

For more information about any of these books, click on its title. If you would like to examine a book before purchasing your own copy, or if a title you desire is out of print and a copy cannot be found, you are encouraged to visit your local public and university libraries.

* Please note: for the purpose of this listing,  "pantomime"  is used as synonymous with  "mime,"  and does not refer to the genre known as  "English Pantomime"  or  "Panto."   While titles on this genre are not included in this list, many are available from Amazon.co.uk: Panto / Pantomime.

GENERAL READING
* History of Mime * Instructional * Profiles of Prominent Artists * Discussion of the Art
MIME and OTHER DISCIPLINES
Mime as a part of:
* Spoken Acting * Commedia dell'Arte
* Dance * Ministry * Other Disciplines
RELATED to MIME and PANTOMIME
Related arts, performers, and for children
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GENERAL READING


ALL ABOUT MIME: UNDERSTANDING AND PERFORMING THE EXPRESSIVE SILENCE
by Maravene Sheppard Loeschke

APOSTLES OF SILENCE: THE MODERN FRENCH MIMES
by Mira Felner

THE ART OF MIME: ITS HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE IN EDUCATION AND THE THEATRE
by
Irene Mawer

THE ART OF PANTOMIME
by Charles Aubert

The author of this book, a veteran acting instructor, presents a well-illustrated analysis of pantomime's extensive variety of emotional expressions. Suggestions range from advice on exercises for maintaining a supple form and achieving specific bodily movements to the use of theatrical accessories and the writing and staging of a pantomime performance.  Read more >>

BE A MIME
by Mark Stolzenberg

Perform the illusions that have captivated millions! Everything you need to know about the art of communicating without words is revealed here.  Read more >>

BEYOND THE WORD: THE WORLD OF MIME
by Stefan Niedzialkowski, with Jonathan Winslow; Foreword by Marcel Marceau

"In my 30 years of performing professionally...I have not spoken a single word as an actor, nor have I had the urge to do so." So writes international mime theater artist and teacher Stefan Niedzialkowski in this inside look at the mental and physical ingredients of an art form that communicates beyond the word.  Read more >>

BIP IN A BOOK
by Marcel Marceau and Bruce Goldstone (story); Photographs by Steven Rothfeld
Version franšaise du livre

THE DECROUX SOURCEBOOK
edited
by Thomas Leabhart and Franc Chamberlain
Etienne Decrouxĺs pioneering work in physical theatre is here richly illustrated not only by a library of source material, but also with a gallery of images following his life, work and influences.  Read more >>

DISCOVERING PANTOMIME
by Gyles Daubeney Brandreth

ESSAYS ON MIME
[the editors of Mime Journal]

Bari Rolfe, Annette Lust, and Thomas Leabhart write on Mime in America and Etienne Decroux in the first issue of this publication.

ETIENNE DECROUX
by Thomas Leabhart
An overview of the life and work of "the father of modern mime" and creator of Dramatic Corporeal Mime. Includes an analysis of Decroux's book Words on Mime, as well as a series of practical exercises offering an introduction to Corporeal Mime technique.
  ETIENNE DECROUX AND HIS THEATRE LABORATORY
by Marco de Marinis
Based on the translation of de Marinis' 1993 book Mimo e teatro nel Novecento, this revised and updated version focuses specifically on the role of French mime artist and pedagogue Etienne Decroux in twentieth-century mime.  Read more >>

AN ETIENNE DECROUX ALBUM (Mime Journal 2001)
[the editors of Mime Journal]

148 pages of articles by and about Etienne Decroux. In addition to interviews with and articles by Decroux, other articles were written by Gordon Craig, Maximilian Decroux, Alvin Epstein, Mark Epstein, and Thomas Leabhart. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, many by Etienne Bertrand Weill (1919-2001), to whom this volume is dedicated.

ETIENNE DECROUX 80TH BIRTHDAY ISSUE (Mime Journal 1979)
[the editors of Mime Journal]

EXPLORING MIME
by Mark Stolzenberg

EYES ON MIME: LANGUAGE WITHOUT SPEECH
by Kathrine Sorley Walker

FROM THE GREEK MIMES TO MARCEL MARCEAU AND BEYOND: Mimes, Actors, Pierrots, and Clowns: A Chronicle of the Many Visages of Mime in the Theatre
by Annette Lust; Foreword by Marcel Marceau

One of the few studies covering the historical flow of mime from its beginnings to postmodern movement theatre, this book explores the evolution of mime and pantomime from the Greeks to the twentieth century, depicting the role of mime in dance, clowning, the cinema, and verbal theatre throughout the centuries.  Read more >>
GUIDE TO MIME IN EDUCATION
by Jac Wilkinson, Mhora Samuel (Editor)

A HISTORY OF PANTOMIME
by R.J. Broadbent

JEAN-GASPARD DEBURAU (Mime Journal 1977)
[the editors of Mime Journal]

Writings on the famous Pierrot of nineteenth-century France.

MARCEL MARCEAU
by Harald von Pawlikowski-Cholewa
This book, comprised mostly of photos, captures Marceau in his solo works as well as in duo and ensemble works with his company members.  Read more >>

MARCEL MARCEAU FROM THE WINGS
by Brian Bourke

MARCEL MARCEAU: MASTER OF MIME
by Ben Martin

Photographer Ben Martin reveals the world's most famous Mime artist in the studio, onstage, and off stage, through pages of color and black & white photos. Also includes a brief history of Mime and a profile of Marceau's personal and artistic life.  A must for fans of Mime and Marceau.  Read more >>

MARCEL MARCEAU: MASTER OF MIME (Kar-Ben Biographies)
by Gloria Spielman
Fully illustrated with colorful drawings, this biographical book for children covers Marcel Marceau's life from his childhood in Strasbourg, France, to his success as the world's most famous mime performer. It discusses his artistic childhood influences, and delicately but directly tells of events in his life during the Nazi occupation of France . . .  Read more >>

MASKS, MIMES, AND MIRACLES
by Allardyce Nicoll

Includes: the heyday of mimic drama; the fate of the mimes in the dark ages; the commedia dell'arte.

THE MIME
by Jean Dorcy, and essays by Etienne Decroux, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Marcel Marceau.

In this mid-twentieth century examination of the birth of Modern Mime in France as a new art form, Jean Dorcy follows the search for a return to skilled physical expression on the stage.  Read more >>
Version franšaise du livre

MIME AND BEYOND: THE SILENT OUTCRY
by Samuel Avital

This book is a unique integration of ideas and experiences touching the very heart of mime and movement theatre. It goes well beyond the basic discussions of classical mime techniques and theory.  Read more >>

MIME: A PLAYBOOK OF SILENT FANTASY
by Kay Hamblin

A fully illustrated and easy to follow guide to the art of mime. This is the art of mime, explained clearly and simply. Starting with some easy warm-ups, this book shows you the basics of mime: objects, movement, characters, nuances, and make-up, profusely illustrated with step-by-step photographs.  Read more >>
Deutsche Version des Buches

MIME: BASICS FOR BEGINNERS
by Cindie Straub, Matthew Straub

THE MIME BOOK
by Claude Kipnis

The great French mime performer, Claude Kipnis, reveals the mechanisms and techniques of mime in an easy-to-understand translation. This book is not a theoretical "art of" book, but a functional "how to" and "why to" instructional guide. Certainly a basic text for any aspiring mime.  Read more >>

MIME IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA (Mime Journal 1976)
[the editors of Mime Journal]

MIME IN OUR TIME
by Robert Shields; text by Amie Hill, introduction by Herb Caen

Photographs of Robert Shields, of the duo Shields & Yarnell, as a street mime in San Francisco's Union Square.  Includes a brief biography of Shields and some history of Union Square.

MIME OVER MATTER
by Pat Keysell

MIME SPOKEN HERE: THE PERFORMER'S PORTABLE WORKSHOP
by Tony Montanaro, Karen Hurll Montanaro

Here's a guide to understanding just what makes a performance "work," and how a synthesis of artistry and technique can be achieved by individual performers and by a group. This book is invaluable for anyone interested in what makes a performance successful, believable, impressive, interesting, and entertaining.  Read more >>

MIME THEMES AND MOTIFS
by Pat Keysell

MIME: THE STEP BEYOND WORDS
by Adrian Pecknold

MIME, THE TECHNIQUE OF SILENCE : AN ILLUSTRATED WORKBOOK
by Richmond Shepard

MIME: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EXPRESSIVE GESTURE, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
by Joan Lawson. With drawings by Peter Revitt.

MIME TIME: 45 COMPLETE ROUTINES FOR EVERYONE
by Happy Jack Feder, Marc Vargas (Illustrator)

Forty-five complete mime routines for performers of all ages adaptable to audiences of different types. In addition to the wide variety of routines are technique suggestions and ideas about makeup, props, staging, where and when to perform and teamwork! Routines for solo and ensemble presentation.  Read more >>

MIME TIME: A COLLECTION OF MIME SKITS
by Debbie Howell

MIME WORK BOOK
by Samuel Avital

An excellent survey of Mime and the classical technique. The beginning and intermediate student will enjoy the carefully crafted methods, exercises and articles detailed by the author.  Read more >>
Deutsche Version des Buches

MIMES ON MIMING: WRITINGS ON THE ART OF MIME
edited with historical notes by Bari Rolfe

Contains over sixty selections from the writings of famous mimes, theater people, dancers, choreographers, critics, historians and teachers. Ms. Rolfe traces the development of mime itself and its manifestations in theater, film and dance. Using the performers' own words, the book begins with ancient Greece and Rome and brings us to the present.  Read more >>

MODERN AND POST-MODERN MIME (Modern Dramatists)
by Thomas Leabhart

In this book, Thomas Leabhart examines the contributions of Etienne Decroux, Barrault, Marceau, and Lecoq to the development of modern mime, a major creative form which often overlaps with new trends in theater, dance, and performance art.

Book description provided by Palgrave Macmillan.

MONSIEUR MARCEAU: ACTOR WITHOUT WORDS
by Leda Schubert

MORNING MIME TIME: A COLLECTION OF MIME SKITS
by Debbie Howell

MOTIVES FOR MIME
by Pat Keysell

MUMMENSCHANZ
by Michel Bührer, Mavis Guinard (Translator)

Illustrated with more than 150 pictures, Michel Bührer follows the development of Mummenschanz—from the very beginning in 1972 until after the breakthrough on Broadway.  Read more >>
Deutsche Version des Buches

MUMMENSCHANZ 1972-1997
by Flor Gardu˝o / Guyette Lyr

Illustrated with more than 150 pictures, Michel Bührer follows the development of Mummenschanz—from the very beginning in 1972 until after the breakthrough on Broadway.  Read more >>
Deutsche Version des Buches

NEW MIME IN EUROPE (Mime Journal 1983)
[the editors of Mime Journal]

NEW MIME IN NORTH AMERICA (Mime Journal 1980-82)
[the editors of Mime Journal]

Profiles of artists and troupes, with articles by Annette Lust and Bari Rolfe.

ON MIME
by Angna Enters

ONCE MORE MIME TIME
by Debbie Howell

PANTOMIME: ELEMENTS AND EXERCISES
by David Alberts

The wordless communication of thoughts and feelings, expressed only through the movement and gestures of the body, is the essence of pantomime. Pantomime: Elements and Exercises provides an introduction and guide to the essential elements and the specialized exercises of this "art of silence."  Read more >>

PANTOMIME: THE SILENT THEATER
by Douglas & Kari Hunt

PANTOMIMES 101
by James W. Gousseff

Filled with sketches and performances.

SATYRIC AND HEROIC MIMES: ATTITUDE AS THE WAY OF THE MIME IN RITUAL AND BEYOND
by Kathryn Wylie

STREET MIME
by James W. Gousseff

TALKING ABOUT MIME: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE
by David Alberts, J.J. McClintock (Photographer)

This illustrated guide to the art of mime includes: a short history of mime; solo and group exercises and illusions; original performance pieces; chapters on characterization, improvisation, makeup, and costuming; a special section on mime in performance. Read more >>

THEATRUM ARBITRI
by Costas Panayotakis, Ph.D.

TOMASZEWSKI'S MIME THEATRE
by Andrzej Hausbrandt

WORDS ON DECROUX Vol. 1 (Mime Journal 1993-94)
24 essays which celebrate the life and art of Etienne Decroux, French mime teacher who died in 1991. These essays, written by former students of the "father of modern mime," document the man and the artist in all his rich and sometimes contradictory complexity.
Published by Mime Journal

WORDS ON DECROUX Vol. 2 (Mime Journal 1997)
117 pages of text and photos document Etienne Decroux, whose "knowledge of the actor's pre-expressive level, how to build up presence, and how to articulate the transformation of energy, is unequaled in Western theatre history," according to Eugenio Barba in his article entitled "The Hidden Master".  Read more >>
Published by Mime Journal

WORDS ON MIME (Mime Journal 1985)
by Etienne Decroux, Mark Piper (Translator)

The philosophy of Etienne Decroux, known as "the father of modern mime" and creator of a technique for the actor called Dramatic Corporeal Mime.
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