Hiding Behind the Mask: Jesters, Jokers and Clowns

Events (talk, historical)

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  • Watch onDemand (available from 4 August)
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Rosemary George (New York, USA)
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, mature themes, scenes of violence; strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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A masterclass on the hidden meaning behind characters from ancient Greek theatre, commedia dell’arte, film, television and slapstick. From Greek Tragedy to Japanese Noh Theatre and Chinese Opera, theatre has discovered a way to hide the realities and truths from themselves and the world around them. Join Professor Rosemary George as she takes you on a lecture tour through the joys and sorrows, comedies and tragedies of life through the lens of the theatrical mask. ‘Brilliantly and eloquently written… thoughtful… extraordinarily well-researched’ (Audience review). ‘Quite unique… informative and fun’ (Audience review).

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