Mask Makers and Their Craft: An Illustrated Worldwide Study
Profiling 30 mask makers from around the world, this book explores the motivations and challenges of contemporary artists working to bring the traditional methods and conventions of mask making to an evolving global theatre. There are 181 photographs—including two sections of color plates—which illustrate how the mythic iconography of masks is used in the modern fields of dance, mime, theatre and storytelling. Topics include the ways in which mask artists and performers maintain a sense of universality despite varying local customs; the legacies of Italian mask makers Amleto and Donato Sartori and of the California–based Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre; and the ways in which traditional approaches in mask artistry continue to influence commercial mask performance ventures in film, on Broadway, and in touring companies.
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1 The Traditional Mask in Performance
2 Describing and Displaying the Work of Traditional Mask Makers
8 Color Plates Containing 27 Photographs
3 Mask Making Techniques
4 Insights of International Mask Makers
5 Influences on Mask Making for Contemporary Masked Performances
6 Commercial Mask Makers and Traditional Mythic Concepts
7 New Global Directions for Mask Makers
8 Color Plates Containing 29 Photographs
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