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Polymestor

$89.00

The Greek Theatre Mask of Polymestor in Hecuba is described as follows:

The greedy Thracian king is the villain of the piece, and also an ugly ethnic stereotype (violent, greedy, gullible). Given a chance to admit his wrongdoing, he lies shamelessly. After Hecuba exploits his greed to lure him into the tent, where he is blinded and his children are murdered, he re-enters in an undignified, unrestrained posture and sings an “unmanly” and emotional song of distress. Given a chance to accuse Hecuba before the (prejudiced) Agamemnon, he returns to cynical lying. In a final twist, he is allowed to predict the future: Hecuba’s transformation and Agamemnon’s murder by his wife Clytemnestra. Polymestor is hauled off by henchmen, to be banished to a desert island.

Images: Pride. He is blinded by Hecuba in the course of the play so the mask needs to reflect this.

This Greek Theatre Mask is made of neoprene, a rigid latex and has an adjustable strap.

Description

The Greek Theatre Mask of Polymestor in Hecuba is described as follows:

The greedy Thracian king is the villain of the piece, and also an ugly ethnic stereotype (violent, greedy, gullible). Given a chance to admit his wrongdoing, he lies shamelessly. After Hecuba exploits his greed to lure him into the tent, where he is blinded and his children are murdered, he re-enters in an undignified, unrestrained posture and sings an “unmanly” and emotional song of distress. Given a chance to accuse Hecuba before the (prejudiced) Agamemnon, he returns to cynical lying. In a final twist, he is allowed to predict the future: Hecuba’s transformation and Agamemnon’s murder by his wife Clytemnestra. Polymestor is hauled off by henchmen, to be banished to a desert island.

Images: Pride. He is blinded by Hecuba in the course of the play so the mask needs to reflect this.

This Greek Theatre Mask is made of neoprene, a rigid latex and has an adjustable strap.

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