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Mime To tell a story effectively without words is a very hard thing to do One performer who excels in this category of story telling is the Mime Also called Pantomime it is the art of narration and expression through exaggerated body movement Some argue that mime really started with early man He must underline and dramatize his gutteral sounds by inventing hand signals and gestures by adopting physical attitudes by imitating animals and inanimate objects by acting out the needs of the movement1 To Romans mime referred to simply performed comedic plays while pantomime had a more serious theme in it and it combined the use of masks to show different characters The Italian style of mime involves no elaborate make-up or props It is generally known for its big broad style Actions are not as real as they are exaggerated An example of an actor who used the Italian portrayal of Mime was the great Charlie Chaplin French mime is the youngest of adopted mime styles It involves simple costume and make-up Usually a black and white ensemble will be worn with black and white make-up The style attempts to mimic human gestures realistically An example of a French style mime is the infamous Marcel Marceau Mime can also be done in an Oriental style This style uses many elaborate costumes wigs and make-up Usually stock characters are used It also includes a more gymnastic tone to it There are two basic types of mime the literal mime and the abstract mime The literal mime is most commonly used and involves telling a story usually comedic in such a way that the audience knows exactly what is being acted out In abstract mime there is not really a plot instead it attempts to use feelings and thoughts It is usually more serious
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