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The origins of mask (Part 2 – From rites to early plays)

Tweet As we humans settled down, started to cultivate the earth and become domiciled other rites and festivities started to develop. It was harvest, fertility, initiation or transition rites among other. Those rites demanded more human masks, representing human types … Read the rest of this entry






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The origins of mask (Part 1 – The hunt)

Tweet Masks are developed from hunting. When the hunters were trying to get closer to their pray they dressed in hides and furs from the animals they were hunting. It was not only the looks and the scents from the … Read the rest of this entry






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Vulgar Comedy and its origins in Scandinavia (Part 3)

Tweet The very first signs of any kind of Swedish theatrical activity are found in the Bronze Age finds from the ritual site in Skogstorp and the petroglyphs in Tanumshede, Nämforsen, Oppeby and Norrköping among others. On the stone carvings … Read the rest of this entry






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