(Matt Trueman’s article appeared in The New York Times, 1/8; via Pam Green.)

LONDON — Mime: “Nowadays, you say the word, and people feel sorry for you,” sighs Joseph Seelig.

Take it from one who knows. A sprightly 68-year-old, Mr. Seelig is one of the artistic directors of the London International Mime Festival, which he founded in 1977. He remains fully aware that the art form is scoffed at or misconceived by a public that sees it either botched or pastiched or reduced to one name, Marcel Marceau.


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