THEA 203
Living Masks: Theory and Practice
Last Offered Fall 2023
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

The Mask is one of the oldest performance tools in the history of humanity – they conceal, reveal, and transform. For millennia they have been used in spiritual contexts like ritual storytelling, dance, and funerals. In our own times, theoretical and protective masks are part of everyday conversations and day to day life. This course will survey, discuss, and experiment with masks thematically and tangibly across histories, cultures, and traditions. There will be practical assignments in creating masks with various mediums such as recyclable materials, cloth, and paper mâché.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 12
Expected: 8
Class#: 2018
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: multiple mask-fabricating assignments, some physical theatrical exercises, short papers, short presentations, a final paper and presentation, committed participation and attendance, students will also be expected to partake in discussions
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Theatre majors; Art Studio majors
Materials/Lab Fee: $75 lab fee
Distributions: Division I

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