Special Sub-Topic: A Brief History of Mime
|The word, mime, comes from which early civilization?|
Greek. History shows that Pantomimos was the first to perform a version of miming. From the "mimos" section of the word has evolved words like mime, mimic, as well as imitate.
|Early English mimes were known as which of these?|
mummers. I could not find where this term derived, but I would be surprised if it is not connected to another English phrase that is still around today, and that is to "keep mum" is to keep silent.
|The definition of mime is which of these?|
Story through body motion without the use of speech. True mimes could tell a story from beginning to end without ever having to repeat a movement.
|Jean-Gaspard Deburua introduced the "pantomine blanche" to the art of mime. What is this?|
White face. Many early mimes felt more comfortable performing behind masks, however Jean-Gaspard found this interfered with his act, and therefore decided to paint his mask on.
|Which of the following was NOT a noted mime?|
Eddie the Eagle. These were but a few famous mimes that could make people laugh without saying a thing. True entertainers in every sense of the word! Eddie the Eagle was a great athlete; I even heard him scream over here in Australia.
|Marcel Marceau had a famous character known worldwide. What was this character's name?|
Bip. "Bip" was a mime version of a clown. It was this persona that made the "pantomine blanche" (which was created by Jean-Gaspard Deburua) what it is today.
|Mime is generally performed in which of these?|
Stage, street theatre. If you see a mime performing at a bazaar or market, do yourself a favor. Spend five minutes and watch the "beauty of mime". I am sure that you will have no hesitation to throw a couple of coins into their collection tray.
|Although mime originated in Greece, it generally included song and dance. Which culture was the first recorded to present "mime" as we know it today?|
Roman. The Roman jesters were the first to realize that they could tell a story without having to say or sing anything, much to the mirth of the hierarchy.
|At 15 years of age, Billy Krahl started studying under Jewel Walker, who was one of America's best stage mimes. Who did this world-famous mime become known as? |
Kiko the Clown. Kiko the Clown was the mime that performed to the audience during versions of Hans Christian Anderson's famous production of "Hansel and Gretel".
|Mime is known as the what language?|
Universal. Any form of communication where you can make people understand something, no matter where they are from, is truly a universal language!
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