The Masks of Greek Theater
Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at 17:00 CET on Zoom
Masks have always been one of the most emblematic and key objects representative of Greek theater. Some were fashioned from leather, linen, wood, or terracotta, others were adorned with loose wigs or alternatively with intricate braids or even onkoi. They portrayed various figures from Greek life: bearded old men, warriors with strong jaw lines, queens with disheveled hair or powdered until white. They served as a veil which revealed and concealed the ambiguities and enigmas of ancient theater.
This free seminar on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at 17:00 CEST via Zoom will explore the history an development of Greek theatrical masks, starting from ancient Dionastic ritual up through the Hellenistic and Imperial Period.
This journey through the world of masks, conducted entirely in Ancient Greek, will bring along as companions the likes of Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Lucian and especially Pollux, the author who provides us with the most detailed account from antiquity on the subject.
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