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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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Frenzy in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet When we talk about frenzy it has much to do with the organization of a canovaccio. We can build a canovaccio where the energy itself plays the main part. Surprise after surprise until the frenzy reaches its peak. This … 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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Masks in rehearsals

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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