At a time when the theatre was experiencing a healthy need for new means of expression, chance brought me to the École du Vieux-Colombier, an active center of dramatic research and experimentation. What I learned, and what I myself later achieved or attempted, prompted me to write these pages.
Throughout this book, the Mime (with a capital M) will indicate the medium, the work, the art. The mime (with a lower-case m) will designate the agent of action. This convention will avoid explanatory circumlocutions and confusion.
The Mime, as in Tragedy, Comedy, Pantomime, Dance.
The mime, as in tragedian, comedian, pantomime, dancer.
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