A very accessible and practical guide to putting up a performance with masks. It can be used by children working on their own, as well as educators interested in guided activity.
Drawing from ancient mask making traditions from India, this book contains practical instructions on how to make a variety of masks and props, using easily available everyday materials. Detailed and hands-on guidance then takes the reader through every step of putting up a performance, from coming up with a script to directing and producing a play.
Masks and Performance centres on the adventure implict in make-believe, to foster creative and empowering self expression. It stresses the importance of performance in education, highlighting histories of mask and performance traditions, and ways to adapt them to suit contemporary situations and everyday materials.
Covers areas such as face-painting, cut-out masks, dressing up, moulded masks and more. Details instructions on producing, directing and staging a performance. Includes a script for a performance- "Strange Faces".
A MUST for all education areas.
ISBN 8186211470 Spiral-bound on recycled paper