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Greek Masks

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Nicole Davis

on 1 November 2013

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Transcript of Greek Masks

Greek Masks
Where?
Greek masks were first introduced in Athens. Athens is an significant cultural, political, and military power in ancient Greece.
Why?
Greek masks were used to celebrate the Dionysia festival; to honor the god Dionysus. (The god of fertility & wine.)
White for Women
They were also used in greek plays!
By: Emily & Nicole
Appearance?
They were helmet like masks covering the entire face & head.There are eye holes & a small opening for the mouth. These masks were worn along with an interrogated wig.
The masks were color coded
Brown for Men
Materials?
Masks were made of light weight organic materials; stiffened linen, leather, wood, or cork. The wig was made of human or animal hair.
FUN FACT!
No ancient greek masks exist today! When actors were done with the masks, they would place them at a tree in order to worship Dionysus. The masks were made of organic material so after a few years they broke down.
FUN FACT!
Theater was so important to the ancient greeks that prisoners would be let out of jail temporarily , so they could also attend.
FUN FACT!
Tragedy, comedy, and satyr play were the 3 dramatic genres at the time.
FUN FACT!
Mask makers were called: Skeupoios "maker of the properties."
Present Day
Greek masks were the foundation of masks as we know them today. Actors today use custom masks that fit with their production, rather than plain colored masks with over exaggerated expressions. The traditional greek masks aren't often used.
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