Masks can have different shapes and characters, but all masks have in common the ability to reveal the depth of human essence. Bringing text beyond daily life, it filters substance and eliminates anecdotes.
Jaques Le Coq

Commedia dell'Arte
New Hellenistic comedy
Balinese Theatre
Larval and Expressive masks
Neutral mask -- in class

... "The Mask is that artifice that immediately declares: theatre."

Lecoq : “Mask acting is not an exact science, but an exact art”

The use of masks in acting and performance date back to the very origins of theatre in ancient Greece. Throughout time, mask work has been a vital teaching tool and stylistic force, such as in the Commedia dell'Arte style of theatre developed in Italy. [ + China ]

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