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3 reasons mask doesn’t use psychology

Tweet The characters of the masks are made of their physical limitations, posture, gestures and so on. It is only the outer of the masks that make up their character. There is no psychology possible, since it does not go … Read the rest of this entry

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The mask and the actor

Tweet The mask demands energy and size. It is all about filling the mask with life. Since the mask is stylized and extends parts of the face or is larger than life, it demands another form of dynamism than the … Read the rest of this entry

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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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Mask and the sense of time

Tweet On the whole I don’t think the masks have influenced the feeling for space so much in my performances as it has with the sense of time. In my opinion the masks always change the sense of time. I … Read the rest of this entry

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The mask’s influence over the actors

Tweet Here is another post from the questionnaire from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. This time is about how I work with masks if I only use them in rehearsals and not in the actual play. For those who like … Read the rest of this entry

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About teaching mask – part 2

Tweet In About mask making I explained how this is all about some questions I got in for a scientific work by Thanos Vovolis at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. This post is continuing from About teaching mask. The … Read the rest of this entry

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