A Moment of Silence
Perhaps the greatest mime the world has ever known, but also a scholar, teacher, movie star, and French resistance fighter. Say what you will about mime. Marceau's performances where magic.
"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards," Marceau once said, "for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."
Marcel Marceau... when I was in my teens and we all had to do French at school - he was the epitome of the French weirdness that made us lot think we were superior to them lot on the other side of Le manche. or la manche. whatever it is called.
Now I am older I realize how amazing it is to make a performance out of nothing but air!!
We had a drama teacher in my 1st 2ndary school who did mime. Quite fantastic
LucyP... Everyone's a comedian! ;-)
CrackpotP... Isn't that a takeoff of a line from one of LeGuin's novels? Or maybe it was Tolkein.
Gledwood... I tend to think of Marceau the same way I think of Alexander Caulder...took an art form that gets a fair amount of criticism, and elevated it to level few reach.
Actually I'm quite impressed he was in the French Resistance. Who knew?! I'm humming Le Marseillaise in his honor.
Fashiongirl... Ah, another comedian! And...that bit about the French resistance is cool isn't it?
Crackpot... The original goes something like:
"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger." And I do think that it was LOTR.
Sorry, I don't know the paraphraser, so can't give you attribution - but I'd suspect someone from WoTC, myself.