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Much has been published about Marceau, some of it in words to describe his art, and much of it in photographs to show it.  Among his many talents, Marceau was also an author, and wrote or contributed to a number of books himself, some created especially for children.

 

 
  Books about Marcel Marceau
 

APOSTLES OF SILENCE: THE MODERN FRENCH MIMES
by Mira Felner

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 >>

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: LA POETICA DEL GESTO
by Patrizia Iovine
Rome: Europa Edizioni, 2015

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 >>

THE MARCEL MARCEAU ALPHABET BOOK
by George Mendoza
Marcel Marceau takes children on a visual journey through the alphabet. Each letter is represented by a word, and each word is brought to life by Marceau in a single pose that says so much more.  Read more >>

THE MARCEL MARCEAU COUNTING BOOK
by George Mendoza
Marcel Marceau takes children on a visual journey from the number 1 through the number 20. With each new number he wears a new hat, and with each new hat he takes on a new character.  Read more >>
MONSIEUR MARCEAU: ACTOR WITHOUT WORDS
by Leda Schubert
MARCEL MARCEAU (100 PERSONAJES)
por Pedro Badran Padaui
MARCEL MARCEAU : ACHT PANTOMIMEN
von Max Jacobi
Interview mit fotografien
Fotos von Max Jacobi, aufgenommen anlässlich einer deutschland-tournee von Marcel Marceau im frühjahr 1965.

MARCEL MARCEAU : WELTKUNST DER PANTOMIME. NACH GESPR─CHEN AUFGEZEICHNET VON HERBERT JHERING

LE MIME MARCEL MARCEAU : ENTRETIENS ET REGARDS AVEC VALERIE BOCHENEK

MARCEL MARCEAU
von Eva Wisten

MARCEL MARCEAU OU L'AVENTURE DU SILENCE
Interview and text by Guy and Jeanne Verriest-Lefert

L'ART DU MIME - Interview

 
  Books by Marcel Marceau, in whole or part
 

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 >>

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

THE STORY OF BIP
by Marcel Marceau

Marceau's childlike innocence takes flight as his everyman character Bip soars through the heavens and the Earth and discovers what he truly values about our world and its people.  Read more >>
Deutsche Version des Buches

PIMPORELLO: A FABLE FOR ALL AGES
by Marcel Marceau, Robert Hammond

MIMES ON MIMING: WRITINGS ON THE ART OF MIME
edited with historical notes by Bari Rolfe (includes an essay by Marceau)

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 >>

BIP TRÄUMT.
von Marcel Marceau. Nachgedichtet von Klaus M÷ckel. Mit Illustrationen des Autors.

DIE GESCHICHTE VON BIP.
Geschichte und Abbildungen von Marcel Marceau. Deutsche von Ingrid Weixelbaumer.

LES R╩VERIES DE BIP
by Marcel Marceau, with illustrations by the author

In this book of poems, the master of silent gesture expresses himself through the art of the written word.  Read more >>

SUR LA POINTE DES PIEDS
by Franšoise Reiss
In one part of this book, Marcel Marceau defines the rapports between mime and dance.

 
  Books with forewords, prefaces, or introductions by Marcel Marceau
 

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 >>

CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S ONE-MAN SHOW
by Dan Kamin; Foreword by Marcel Marceau

Here at last is a book which explains in depth the art of cinema's most luminous figure. . . . For the first time a professional mime gives an insider's view of Chaplin's craft, demonstrating how Chaplin transformed his genius at stage mime into a staggering cinematic achievement.  Read More >>

INSIDE DANCE
by Murray Louis; Foreword by Marcel Marceau

ON THE HIGH WIRE
by Philippe Petit; Foreword by Marcel Marceau

L'OPERA DI PECHINO (The Peking Opera)
by Renata Pisu, Haruo Tomiyama; Preface by Marcel Marceau

THE THEATRE OF MARVELS
by Marian Hannah Winter; Preface by Marcel Marceau

GEHEIMNIS DER MARIONETTE (Secret of the Puppet)
by Tankred Dorst; Foreword by Marcel Marceau

 

Biography

Marceau's Stage Performance — His character Bip, his Style Pantomimes, his Mimodrames

List of Countries Toured

Television Appearances

Film Appearances

Video and Audio Recordings

Books by and about Marceau

Paintings, Drawings, and Lithographs

Awards and Honors

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