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 […]
Theatre masks are expressive form. This means that they are designed in such a way as to animate the space around them through an interactive play of the rhythmic lines and planes of the mask. The successful mask will appear to change expression as the form moves through the space or as the actor moves […]
The profound place of expanding stillness that is neutral mask(the blank canvas for the performer) is what this discussion of principles will be based upon.