Mime is fast finding a home for itself and settling in quite comfortably. There was a time when it was a completely un-, known orphan whom nobody would receive.
"What is mime?" said the General Public—and never listened to the answer. Now the General Public has become well-informed, and scarcely anyone confesses to a belief that Mime is a rare continental bird, or the name of a tribe it South America.
In fact, such a distinct cult has this form of dramatic art become that it now publishes a magazine on its varied activities.
The January number of Mime (price 6d.) includes an account of mime classes held at the convent of the Sacred Heart, Westhill, London, in which Miss Ferrers emphasises the steadying effect of this art upon the self-conscious and highlywrought child.
This same number also puts an interesting case for the filming of mime by W. H. George, who is such an optimist about the artistic future of the cinema.
Miss Gertrude Pickersgill, the principal of the London School of Dramatic Art which incorporates the London School of Mime, is also an enthusiast for the cinema. Her article, entitled "Mime and the Film Artist," shows very clearly the close relationship that ought to exist between film and mime, and how, only when this relationship is realised, do we get a really successful production.