We suggest Mr. Stolzenberg’s books, “Be A Clown”
and “Be A Mime”published
by Sterling Publishing Co.
These are thorough instructional books for young people with hundreds
of photos about Mime and Clowning. Excellent for preparation and
follow up activities. Both books come highly recommended by THE AMERICAN
LIBRARY ASSOCIATION & LIBRARY JOURNAL.
PREPARATION QUESTIONS FOR THE CLASSROOM
What is a clown?
does a clown do?
is a mime?
does a mime do?
is a clown different from a mime?
What is the history
of the Circus?
do very difficult and unusual tricks and stunts. What are some of the things circus performers do?
acrobatics, trapeze, balancing)
In order to learn
and perform circus tricks you have to practice a lot and be very disciplined.
A circus performer is like an athlete. Circus
performers are very aware of their bodies and they communicate with
How do we all communicate
with our bodies in daily life?
What kinds of messages
do we give about who we are with our body language?
How would taking drugs
or alcohol effect your ability to do circus tricks or athletics?