Photo Blast from the Past: Marcel Marceau

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's 'Photo Blast From the Past' series. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems.

Today, we're featuring Marcel Marceau in 1983. Marceau joined Jean-Louis Barrault's company and was soon cast in the role of Arlequin in the pantomime, Baptiste (which Barrault had interpreted in the film Les Enfants du Paradis). In 1947 Marceau created Bip the Clown and was first played at the Théâtre de Poche (Pocket Theatre) in Paris. In his appearance he wore a striped pullover and a battered, beflowered silk opera hat. 

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Blast from the Past: Marcel Marceau

Photo Blast from the Past: Marcel Marceau
Marcel Marceau photographed in New York City in April of 1983.

Photo Blast from the Past: Marcel Marceau

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