French mime performer Claude Kipnis, who trained under the great Marcel Marceau for three years, reveals the mechanisms and techniques of mime in this basic text for any aspiring mime. We know of no other book that so comprehensively and clearly explains how the functions of mime are achieved. This theatre book is not a theoretical "art of" book, but a functional "how to" and "why to" instructional guide. Individual exercises are included together with detailed coverage of body movements, the illusion, and how to create a world. Hundreds of photographs help illustrate the mechanisms and techniques of mime, and a brief glossary increases the helpfulness of this timeless resource.