This book, from Europe's leading Mask director and co-founder of the Trestle Theatre Company, provides a fascinating demystification of the process of using masks.
Full of simple explanations, and collating over twenty-five years' experience of writing for, directing and acting in masks, The Mask Handbook examines how masks have the ability to play the fundamental game of theatre ??? the suspension of disbelief.
The Handbook includes:
- an introduction to the origin of masks
- advice on preparing, making and using masks
- tips on writing, devising and directing maskwork
- lots of fun and effective practical exercises.
This accessible and inspiring handbook will empower teachers, directors and actors to fully explore the world of the mask.
INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE MASKS!! IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY? CHAPTER TWO WHERE DO OUR MASKS COME FROM? CHAPTER THREE HOW THE MASK WORKS CHAPTER FOUR APPLICATIONS CHAPTER FIVE PREPARING FOR THE MASK CHAPTER SIX USING THE MASK CHAPTER SEVEN DEVISING WITH MASKS CHAPTER EIGHT DIRECTING MASKS CHAPTER NINE DEVELOPING TIME ON STAGE CHAPTER TEN THE HALF MASK CHAPTER ELEVEN OTHER MASK TYPES CHAPTER TWELVE MASK DESIGN AND MAKING ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Masks -- Handbooks, manuals, etc -- Acting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Published: 31st October 2006