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A Psychomagical Encounter

Although Chilean-born director Alejandro Jodorowsky is best known for his psychedelic, violent movies (El Topo, The Holy Mountain), he has also been, at one time or another during his 75 years on Earth, the mime protégé of Marcel Marceau, a…
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Culture, Stage

THWAK

"I've been wondering for ages how to drag mime into the new millennium," one of the Umbilical Brothers deadpans into a microphone, "and the answer was -- sound." Sure enough, the Umbilicals' off-Broadway hit THWAK is a brilliant hybrid of…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Time Out for Mime

Time Out for Mime

Marcel Marceau takes his bow SUN 4/13 Children are among the few who can enjoy French mime Marcel Marceau unironically: The rest of us have been ruined by mimecidal pop culture (think Shakes the Clown) and by the American boycott…
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Culture, Stage <i>Spiel</i> and Tippy-Toe

Spiel and Tippy-Toe

Gilles Ségal is a former student of Marcel Marceau whose parents were killed by the Nazis, and his current play is an allegory of racist totalitarianism set in an abandoned circus. His works often attempt to evoke horror by running…
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Culture, Stage

Not Dead Yet

Marcel Marceau Presented by Jonathan Reinis and Micocci Productions. At Theater on the Square, 450 Post (between Mason and Powell), through Aug. 8. Call 433-9500. Marcel Marceau is the Bob Hope of mime: Everyone thinks he's dead. Fifteen years have…
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Culture, Stage Stage

Stage

Marcel Marceau is the Bob Hope of mime: Everyone thinks he&185;s dead. Fifteen years have passed since his last visit to San Francisco, and it&185;s been even longer since the most recent round of American talk shows to bring him…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Breaking Out of the Box

Mime jokes have their moments (think Robin Williams as a sadistic mime teacher in Shakes the Clown), but the famous French mime Marcel Marceau got the last laugh in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie with the film's only speaking part. It…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Master Mime

Thanks to Marcel Marceau, you can't walk down certain urban streets in certain parts of the world without tripping over some silent guy in whiteface frantically palming the air, trying to push down the walls of an imaginary box. It's…
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