Annette Bercut Lust has spent a lifetime developing the knowledge to produce this definitive work on mime. 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. It is also an in-depth study of twentieth-century mime masters, including Jacques Lecoq, Etienne Decroux, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Marcel Marceau. In addition to defining and tracing the history of mime, Lust documents present-day training programs in North America and Europe, providing contact addresses and information on mime festivals and centers. A filmography listing mime and mime-related films and an extensive bibliography contribute to the usefulness of the book. There is also a chart tracing the origins of mime to the present and a chart demonstrating exponents of the various styles and schools of mime. With over 60 illustrations, this worldwide study is indispensable for the student, teacher, or fan of mime.
Of the books in the field of mime and movement theatre during the last half of the twentieth century..this work is unique...Through her love and devotion to mime and movement theatre..Annette Lust endows this book with her integrity...a much needed historical survey as well as a detailed and reflective statement-of-the-art report.--Bob Fleshman "Theatrical Movement "
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Introduction: On the Meaning of Mime and Pantomime Part 5 Major Developments of the Art of Mime in the Occident and Orient Part 6 Exponents of Twentieth-Century Mime Schools and Movement Styles Part 7 Part One: Mime through the Ages Chapter 8 1 Mime, First Language and Art: Mime in Greece and Rome Chapter 9 2 Mimes and Jongleurs of the Middle Ages Chapter 10 3 Origins of the Commedia Dell'Arte and the Theatres de la Foire Chapter 11 4 Gaspard Deburau and the Pierrots of the Nineteenth Century Chapter 12 5 English Pantomime Chapter 13 6 Mime and Movement in German, Russian, and Italian Theatre Chapter 14 7 Exit Pierrot. Enter Georges Wague Part 15 Part Two: Twentieth-Century Mime Chapter 16 8 Etienne Decroux, Father of Corporeal Mime Chapter 17 9 Jean-Louis Barrault Chapter 18 10 Marcel Marceau Chapter 19 11 Jacques Lecoq Chapter 20 12 Mimes of Twentieth-Century Europe Chapter 21 13 Mime and Movement Theatre in North America Chapter 22 14 Women's Voices in Mime Chapter 23 15 Movement and Silence in Modern and Postmodern Verbal Theatre Chapter 24 16 Whither Mime? Part 25 Appendixes Chapter 26 A School and Centers for Movement Training Chapter 27 B Archives, Resource Centers, and Artist Directories; Periodicals and Publications; Library and Museum Collections; Pantomime and Mime Scripts and Bookshop Collections; Festivals Chapter 28 C Filmography Part 29 Works Consulted and Cited Part 30 Index Part 31 About the Author
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 28th December 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.35 x 17.88
Weight (kg): 0.76