out of silence: Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman



Photographers had never been allowed on stage to take photographs of Marcel Marceau during his performances.
When Marceau and Dutch-Australian photographer Jan Dalman first met, they formed an immediate trust. So it was that whenever Marcel toured to Australia he invited Jan to take photographs during his shows from the wings of the theatre.

In the final years of his life, Jan carefully selected what he felt were the best photographs he had taken of Marceau. His great wish was to have a book published to honour Marcel, who had passed away before him in 2007.

out of silence – Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman is the realisation of this dream by Jan’s son Andreas and wife Elizabeth.

This beautiful coffee-table book contains a collection of 75 exquisitely personal and highly evocative photographs of Marcel Marceau as he performed live to an audience in Adelaide, SA, Australia between 1965 and 2003.

Included are stories, in English and French side-by-side, of the meeting and life-long friendship that developed between the two artists from interviews with the photographer Jan Dalman.

  • Author: Andreas Dalman
  • Editor: Elizabeth Cameron Dalman
  • French translation: Anne Prost
  • Publisher: Dalman Productions
  • Hardback with dust jacket and ribbon
  • Dimensions: 25.8 x 23.9 x 1.8 cm
  • Weight: 1,121 g net
  • ISBN: 978-0-6482570-0-4
  • First edition, printed by CanPrint Communications April 2018
  • Made in Australia

I feel sure that the photographs will revive fond memories for many of those who experienced Marcel Marceau’s performances. For those who never had that opportunity, these images capture the energy and bravado of that unique solo career. At the same time we not only have the benefit of the portraitist’s craft, but an insight into what it took to ensure the existence of such an archive.


from the foreword by Robyn Archer AO FAHA


Please note: Online sales are only for Australian addresses at this time, due to high overseas postage costs from Australia. We will be launching in various locations in Europe soon and will arrange then to have sales agents based in the EU. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please join the Facebook group to stay informed, and feel free to contact us.

AUD $75.00

plus postage and handling

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