Essays Tagged: "masks"


y performed comedic plays, while pantomime had amore serious theme in it and it combined the use of masks to show different characters. The Italian style of mime involves no elaborate make-up o ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.9 Sep/1995

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Twelfth Night. Two Faces, One Mind

Faces. One MindAs in most comedies, William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night extensively uses disguises, masks and mistaken identities to add to the comical nature of the play. Viola's disguise as Orsino's ...

(2 pages) 118 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare


lly Hamlet hides behind his madness, be it real or pretend, a person who is indecisiveand spiteful. Masks in this play are not just a theme; they are the whole basis of it.The mask theme develops thro ... e is venomous, and to Hamlet and hismad masking of his inner spite and indecisiveness. The theme of masks is developed early on, and reachesa climax where all characters at one time hear false appeara ...

(5 pages) 80 1 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

An essay on the history of Greek Theatre, what types of plays they did, where they took place, etc.

. The leader was the main and only character. At this time the lines were more chanted than spoken. Masks were worn to represent characters and high-soled boots worn to add height to actors.Greek dram ...

(3 pages) 126 1 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Comparison of Character Masks in the novel "The Stranger" by Albert Camus

's external personality to suit the specific situation, much like putting on and removing different masks. People tend to be polite and respectful to others in public even though they may not know the ... is quite easy to notice but other times it may be difficult to identify the changes in character's masks as the changes slowly develop throughout the plot.A form of mask wearing was found at the begi ...

(6 pages) 78 1 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

african art and its beauty and significance. AFrican culture explained

ige, orhave a religious significance.African art consists mainly ofsculptures, paintings, fetishes, masks, figures, and decorativeobjects.Sculptures are considered to be the greatest achievement forAf ... thern and Eastern Africa. These paintings are believed tobe attributed to the SAN (Bushman) people. Masks and fetishes areoften used to scare off bad things such as evil spirits, witches orghosts. The ...

(1 pages) 147 0 4.4 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Drama and how it got started

metimes used in this way today. The frills and the style of drama have changed over the years, from masks of the ancient Greek, to the largely imaginary settings of the Elizabethan era and the elabora ...

(1 pages) 63 1 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Identify the Codes and Conventions used by the Performers and the Audience in Commedia Dell"Arte

ve stemmed from the carnivals in Italy . Here it rose from the people from folk theatre, which used masks and music, and from the charlatans using pretence as a means of earning money.The form combine ... hem and laugh. As the people changed, so too did stock characters. More were added into the list of masks, and elements such as costume changed to suit the society the play was directed at.Performance ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Jerzy Grotowski "Poor mans theatre".

blaze of light.We fight then to discover, to experience the truth about ourselves, to tear away the masks behind which we hide daily. People see theatre as a place of provocation, a challenge the acto ... themselves. In this way usually through shock it allows people to come out from behind their daily masks. People are then able, without hiding anything, to see themselves as what they sub consciously ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Music as a culture in the Caribbean.

an African tradition and festival, which consists of people parading in the streets in costumes and masks. This celebration normally takes place a few days before the start of the Catholic lent season ...

(3 pages) 113 0 3.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Intertextuality in Fumiko Enchi's "Masks"

itself in one way, whereas in class there is a different character. These characters can be called masks and just as you change your appearance for one situation or another you can change your mask. ... t as you change your appearance for one situation or another you can change your mask. This idea of masks is an American one, yet it plays into how we as American's read and interpret Enchi's novel, M ...

(6 pages) 45 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Importance of Carnival in Aphra Behn's The Rover

ting is Carnival time in Venice, which is important to the plot for several reasons: the wearing of masks (as was customary) allows a freedom from normal constraints, there is often in the play a mist ... nival times class barriers came down with the rich mingling with the poor. The tradition of wearing masks at carnival time became necessary in order to protect the identities of the rich (2). This als ...

(4 pages) 103 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Was the KKK Successful?

under law, and tried to renovate a way of life that brought on the Civil War, while they hid behind masks and waited to expose themselves until nighttime. The Ku Klux Klan created a pressure, fear and ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Compare and Contrast "Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde" (1885) written by Robert Louis Stevenson, and the poem "The Buried Life" (1822) written by Matthew Arnold.

Buried Life", the persona speaks in a dissatisfied state of mind about surfaces and depths, of the masks we chose to disguise our true selves with, and about appearances and reality. From the paranoi ... he persona is talking about how we normally lead and live the surface life, donning the appropriate masks for the appropriate situations. In "Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde", Dr.Jekyll attempts to keep the bur ...

(5 pages) 50 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Macbeth - From your studies of "Macbeth" show to what extent you think Shakespeare followed and built upon the classical tradition of dramatic tragedy.

; the gods controlled him.In Greek tragedy plot was always emphasized over character; everyone wore masks. These masks would seem to mask a person's character. This would make the character seem more ... complex than Greek tragedies because of the predominance of fate featuring in them.The Greeks used masks and so had no real chance to make an individual character like Shakespeare did with Macbeth. O ...

(6 pages) 41 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

A analysis of William shakespeare's play Macbeth. This essay comments on how the lead character Macbeth changes in the play, in Act 1 scene 3 to Act 3 scene 1.

hich led to the murder of King Duncan. In Act 3 scene 1, he is consumed by his own thoughts, and he masks his true feelings behind a veil of words, and is his sense of insecurity ultimately leads him ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

A Brief Overview of Commedia del arte, and Some Character Types

ly a company of 10 or more actors. Each actor developed a specific type of character. They all wore masks and roles were eventually called masks. These travelling teams of players would set up an outd ... t jokes and punchlines.Each actor had specialised roles. The characters were identified by costume, masks, and customary props. For instance, the male roles were depicted by actors wearing masks repre ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Sea Gypsies of Asia Boast "Incredible" Underwater Vision.

oasts of Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand.They harvest the sea's bounty by traditional methods. Without masks or scuba gear, they are able to gather tiny shellfish and other food on the ocean floor at dep ...

(3 pages) 66 1 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Hospitality of The Devil

be alarmed because you're here to stay.So all you can do now is pray.What's inside here you ask.No masks.Just the real thing.But what should you bring.Nothing.But please leave your happiness at the d ...

(1 pages) 167 9 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Conflicts on the Declaration of Independence

ing Fathers' actions during the revolutionary war and their motivations for it in this document. He masks the economic motivations by saying that humans have natural rights; life, liberty, and the pur ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History