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The Mime Book

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The great French mime performer, Claude Kipnis, reveals the mechanisms and techniques of mime in an easy-to-understand translation. This is not a theoretical "art of" book, but a functional "how to" and "why to" instructional guide. Individual exercises are included, together with detailed coverage of body movements, the illusion and how to create a world. We know of no ot ...more
Unknown Binding, 226 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by HarperCollins Publishers
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April Thompson
Jun 13, 2014 April Thompson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A copy of this book should be distributed to every duck-faced wearing teenager in hopes that they would/could be taught that there are other facial expressions other than the only one they seem to know how to use.

Seriously though, if you're in the market to become a mime, or like myself, just read this for shits and giggles, this book is knowledgeable of the art of miming which apparently is no small task to learn. This takes you through various parts of miming: The Body, The Illusion and Creat
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Dec 22, 2013 Brandon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you're in the market for a guide to mime, The Mime Book by Claude Kipnis is a perfect choice. Featuring the talents of an old timey-mime, this book features isolation exercises, breathing techniques, historical accounts of many of the last century's greatest performers, and some break-downs of several great performances. Distract and stupify your friends and foes with newfound body-manipulation techniques, as you embrace an art as old as it is bizarre in this finely-crafted guidebook to the p ...more
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