Gloria Spielman

Interview with T. Daniel, mime artist

T. Daniel is an internationally known creator, choreographer and performer of mime. His work has been compared to Red Skelton, Buster Keaton and Marcel Marceau. T. Daniel studied mime under Marceau and Etienne Decroux, Father of Modern Mime. He talked to me from his Chicago home. How and when did you first become interested in mime? I became intere...
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University of the Ghetto

This post appeared as the first of three guest blogs for the Jewish Book Council and on The Forward. When I'm back in London there's a building I like to visit. If you're an art lover and you've been to London. you may know the place. It's the Whitechapel Gallery in London's East End. But it's not the art that I go for, it's the building itself. Or...
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Silence, Blessed Silence

This post was my third guest blog for the Jewish Book Council and appeared on The Forward. One of the upshots of all the reading and thinking I did for "Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime," was that I ended up doing a lot of thinking about something I'd never thought that much about before — silence and its power. It never used to be like this. I wasn'...
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My First Writing Group: The Internet

This post was my second guest blog for the Jewish Book Council and appeared on The Forward. It all started back in March 1999. We'd just got our very first home Internet connection and I was setting off to navigate cyberspace and figure out what exactly was out there in that World Wide Web thing that everyone was going on about. These were the days...
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Chatting to The Children's Book Review

Chatting with Nicki Richesin of The Children's Book Review about mime, writing about Marcel Marceau, silence and the writing life. Gloria Spielman is the author of two picture books Janusz Korczak's Children and Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime which has been awarded a Silver Medal in the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the category of Non-Fi...
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University of the Ghetto

  This post appeared as the first of three guest blogs for the Jewish Book Council and on The Forward. When I'm back in London there's a building I like to visit. If you're an art lover and you've been to London. you may know the place. It's the Whitechapel Gallery in London's East End. But it's not the art that I go for, it's the building its...
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Lorin Eric Salm: Mime Artist

Lorin Eric Salm is an American actor and mime instructor. Trained by the world-renowned master of mime Marcel Marceau, he is a graduate of Marceau's Paris International School of Mimodrama. Mr. Salm teaches mime at his own Mime Theatre Studio in Los Angeles, is a movement coach and mime coach for Hollywood film and television productions, a guest i...
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Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour Interview

Talking to Shannon Hitchcock of Shannon and The Sunshine Band as part of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour. Gloria Spielman is a children's author whose latest book Marcel Marceau Master of Mime was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, a Moonbeam Children's Book Award Silver Medalist, and a Sydney Taylor Book Awards, Notable Book. Gloria, co...
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Arthur Syzk: The London Years

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In 1847 London got its first double decker omnibus and Londoners got to see London above eye level. Well not quite. You get what you pay for, and those first double-deck passengers may have had a seat with a view but they were most likely too busy shivering in London drizzle to be able to enjoy the view. Those early omnibuses were roofless and tick...
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