Mask Improvisation for Actor Training & Performance: The Compelling Image

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Northwestern University Press, 1996 - Performing Arts - 208 pages
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Because mask improvisation is relatively new in American theatre training, this work is designed to acquaint readers with the theory of mask improvisation and to instruct them in the techniques of the method as well. It gives a historical survey of the role masks of masks in various cultures.
 

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Contents

Masks in Western Theatre
9
An Introduction
17
Getting Started
25
The Lesson of the Mask
32
The Beginning Character Masks
85
The Countermask
97
The Life Masks
104
The Totem Masks
114
The Found Object Masks
124
Masks and Faces
143
Mask Theatre
157
APPENDICES
171
Notes
197
Bibliography
205

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