Mime

A mime artist (from Greek, mimos, “imitator, actor”) is someone who uses mime as a theatrical medium or as a performance art, involving miming, or the acting out a story through body motions, without use of speech. In earlier times, in English, such a performer would typically be referred to as a mummer. Miming is to be distinguished from silent comedy, in which the artist is a seamless character in a film or sketch.

Mime The Gap Website of a professional mime artist with brief explanations and pictures of a variety of different mime shows.

The World of Mime Theatre International mime theatre information, including a library, resources, performer contacts, and events calendar. Includes a comprehensive article by Annette Lust on the origins and development of the art of mime.

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