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How Are Theater Masks Used Today Post 4

Using theater masks for actor training began in the western theater with Jacques Copeau in France in 1913. Copeau believed the solution to effective teaching for the actor was to emphasize physical training. To accomplish this effectively he reached for the theater mask. The foundation of mask training lay in the actor’s awareness of the […]

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How Are Theater Masks Used Today in Greek Theater?

Often when writing about the use of masks in ancient Greek theater historians speak in broad general terms. Authors write that the ancient Greek theater masks featured “facial expressions” and “portrayed emotions” such as happiness or sadness. Although these statement s are not in and of themselves completely incorrect, they reflect a very superficial understanding […]

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