Mask in society

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M A S K I N S O C I E T Y World Drama: Analytical Essay by Ryan Colbran "Masks have served humankind for centuries as artistic instruments, educational tools and have often reflected and magnified human nature while revealing the inner desires and fears of the human heart. However, as we stand in the 90's we have little or no need for masks. Theatre has developed and moved swiftly, parents and schools educate …

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…own artistic circle, Mask will never die. 'The mask is a terrible, mysterious instrument. It has always given me and continues to give me a feeling of fear. With the mask we are on the threshold of a theatrical mystery whose demons reappear with static, immutable faces, which are at the very roots of theatre.' Giorgio Strehler Bibliography John Rudlin, "Commedia dell'Arte: An actors Handbook' Bertolt Brecht, "Assorted plays" "Masks: The art of expression"