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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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Western bias of the mask

Tweet In the west we tend to think about the mask as something to hide behind, as if it were a tool to hide emotions, intentions or reactions. Nothing can be more wrong. The masks always tell the truth – … 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 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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Why mask?

Tweet As the mask enhances the bodily expression both visually and by size it also compels a more direct communication from the stage. A communication that becomes stronger in its expression and allows a comedy that goes straight to the … Read the rest of this entry

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The face – a tool to lie with

Tweet People tend to think that the face is central for communication between people. I am not so sure. I think we think that the face is central. The face is what we use to lie with. We lie in … Read the rest of this entry

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The mask, costume and stage

Tweet This is also from when I was asked about my work with masks from different aspects a few years ago for a scientific work by Thanos Vovolis at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. I thought that I might … Read the rest of this entry

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