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Ten O'Clock News; Mime Marcel Marceau


Interview with mime Marcel Marceau. In the interview he describes the art and discipline of mime, especially as part of the theater rather than film. He explains how when he first came to America there were no mimes, and then there was a mime-craze in the 1970s. He describes his feelings about being one of the most iconic mimes. He explains how mime can cross international, racial, language, and other boundaries. He recounts the events of his current visit to Boston. He discusses his family and personal life. He explains the balance of his show, which is broken up into two parts: Bip, the man struggling against the world, and Pantomimes of Style. They discuss his other artistic pursuits while shooting cutaways.

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Ten O'Clock News

Mime Marcel Marceau

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Marceau, Marcel
News Report
Marceau, Marcel (Interviewee)
Stevens, Sharon (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Mime Marcel Marceau,” 04/18/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_595C174AB72244A6BD7021D4D73C2761.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Mime Marcel Marceau.” 04/18/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_595C174AB72244A6BD7021D4D73C2761>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Mime Marcel Marceau. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_595C174AB72244A6BD7021D4D73C2761
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