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A twenty minute silence followed by applause

Shawn Wen

A twenty minute silence followed by applause

by Shawn Wen

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mimes,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementShawn Wen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1986.M3 W46 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination131 pages
    Number of Pages131
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26927412M
    ISBN 101941411487
    ISBN 109781941411483
    LC Control Number2016059115
    OCLC/WorldCa959035855

      I think a minute applause should only be done if it's someone who's lived a long life and died naturally of old age. When a life is cut short well before their time, as is the case with Raymond Colin Wilkins MBE, then in my opinion only a minutes silence is .   Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause is indeed spare in its prose, which is, paradoxically, indicative of the fact that Wen has complete command of her subject Wen distills Marceau’s life by allowing his eccentricities, words, life, and work to speak for him.4/4(4).

    Get this from a library! A twenty minute silence followed by applause: an essay. [Shawn Wen].   For more than 60 years, the great French mime Marcel Marceau dominated stages around the world without ever saying a word. Shawn Wen documents Marceau's story in a book-length essay called “A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause.”.

    Applause should be spontaneous instead of planned, with one lone guy standing up to clap, followed by everyone else, or as a burst from an enthusiastic crowd. The only time I've known one minute of applause to be used instead of silence is if there's a risk that some of the crowd will jeer and boo during the silence, which is disgusting. A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause PDF by Shawn Wen: A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause ISBN: # | Date: Description: PDF-7e6f5 | An Indie Next Pick for July "7 Best Books of July," Men's Journal "10 Titles to Pick Up Now," O, The Oprah Magazine "Most Anticipated Books of ," The Millions "A.


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"A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause is the sort of book that makes every line feel like a revelation. A meditation on the French mime Marcel Marceau, Wen weaves a mixture of poetry and journalism to create a beautiful look at a misunderstood art.5/5(6).

"A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause is the sort of book that makes every line feel like a revelation. A meditation on the French mime Marcel Marceau, Wen weaves a mixture of poetry and journalism to create a beautiful look at a misunderstood art.

"Threading the subtle seam between what lives and what remains, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause succeeds in conjuring the poetry of Marcel Marceau's performance as both a character on stage and in history Like pulling a ghost from a dark room, this is an accomplished work of historical portraiture: precise in its objects, complex in its melancholy, and4/5(27).

In precise, jewel-like scenes and vignettes, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause pays homage to the singular genius of a mostly-forgotten art form. Drawing on interviews, archival research, and meticulously observed performances, Wen translates the gestural language of mime into a lyric written portrait by turns whimsical, melancholic.

Wen designates A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause as a lyric essay and expresses how liberating the lawlessness of the form was for her and how well-suited it was to accommodate her subject matter. “So much of the book is about the mime creating a universe and inventing the laws of that universe, and that’s also your job as a.

“Shawn Wen's A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause is a loving tribute to a most untranslatable figure: Marcel Marceau, the mime who defined his art for the 20th century. A connoisseur of silence who could out-talk Studs Terkel, Marceau presented contradictions that can make him hard to grasp, but these nimble essays rise to the task.

A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause pays homage to the singular genius of a mostly-forgotten art form. Drawing on interviews, archival research, and meticulously observed performances, Wen translates the gestural language of mime into a lyric written portrait by.

In precise, jewel-like scenes and vignettes, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause pays homage to the singular genius of a mostly-forgotten art form. Drawing on interviews, archival research, and meticulously observed performances, Wen translates the gestural language of mime into a lyric written portrait by turns whimsical, melancholic 5/5(3).

Compelling backstory: A radio producer becomes fascinated with an art form that could never appear on radio. A brilliant study in translating the art of silent performance into oral/aural registers. Get this from a library. A twenty minute silence followed by applause.

[Shawn Wen] -- "A book-length essay on the mime Marcel Marceau, informed by interviews with his students, closely observed performances, and archival research.

Remarkably innovative in structure and style, the book. Remarkably innovative in structure and style, the book employs lists, prose poems, syllabi, a travel itinerary, a catalog of his possessions, and more. A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause is a celebration of Marceau's transcendent creation.

Praise for A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause. With “A Twenty Minutes Silence Followed by Applause,” Wen offers an invigorating and memorable paean to Marceau’s talent and tragedies, wrapped in a.

"Threading the subtle seam between what lives and what remains, A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause succeeds in conjuring the poetry of Marcel Marceau's performance as both a character on stage and in history Like pulling a ghost from a dark room, this is an accomplished work of historical portraiture: precise in its objects, complex in its melancholy, and Brand: Sarabande Books.

The opening page of A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause gestures at Marcel Marceau’s own creations, his work as a mime between “things that exist” and “things that do not exist.” When most people think of biography, they think of a totally comprehensive, exhaustively indexed, narrative book, usually large and heavy, that.

Rare is the book about which one can say, in earnest, “I’ve never read anything like this before,” yet with A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Shawn Wen has written such a book. From its idiosyncratic area of interest to its chameleonic formal modalities, Applause resists easy Author: Shawn Wen.

A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause by Shawn Wen: A long essay exploring, of all things, a mime. Wen, a former radio producer, pens this tribute to Marcel Marceau, the “artist of silence,” who in addition to being the most well-known mime in history was also a Holocaust survivor and member of the French Resistance.

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A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause. By Shawn Wen. pages; Sarabande Books Available at: Subscribe to the oprah's book club newsletter Sign up for the oprah's book club newsletter Get more stories like this delivered to your inbox Get updates on your favorite shows.A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause is a beautiful illustration of essaying, sketching for readers an impassioned iconoclast, an artist of tremendous grace and precision, an itinerant performer, and a man who, despite the constant gnawing of time, doesn’t want any of it .A Twenty-minute Silence Followed by Applause (Book): Wen, Shawn: "A book-length essay on the mime Marcel Marceau, informed by interviews with his students, closely observed performances, and archival research, [employing] lists, prose poems, syllabi, a travel itinerary, a catalog of his possessions, and more"-- Provided by publisher.