Marcel Marceau Funeral Plans

Written by marlowe

Sunday, 23 September 2007

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Not all of Marceau's early mimes worked.

I can exclusively reveal some of the preparations for the funeral service of the great French mime artist Marcel Marceau.

As a tribute to the art of Marcel Marceau, his body will not be present at his funeral. Everything will be mimed.

Pall bearers will carry in an imaginary coffin. As they make their way up the aisle an imaginary wind starts to blow and they struggle to stop the coffin being blown away.

They eventually manage to put the coffin down in front of the alter, but as they turn to leave they realise they are trapped in a room.

They all search the walls for a way out. Eventually one finds a door and makes a big deal of turning the knob, but it is locked. They will then all panic, screaming silently, banging on the imaginary walls until the priest arrives and lets them out.

The priest will then ask the congregation to stand and start to mingle and imagine they are at a cocktail party and have silent conversations with each other, perhaps reminiscing on the life of Marcel Marceau.

A bizarre but fascinating event may occur when his ashes are scattered. Marceau promised on his death bed that as one last trick he will attempt to fight against the wind and climb back into the bottle.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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