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Masks

Masks   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,443 words

In The History of the Indies of New Spain (Norman, 1994), the sixteenth-century Dominican mendicant Diego Durán

Mask and Makeup

Mask and Makeup   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
11,137 words

[This entry comprises three articles focusing on the use of body adornment and facial transformation in three broad areas of

Masks

Masks   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

The ancient Egyptian worldview was characterized by an abiding sense of liminality. A philosophical and physical engagement with permeable boundaries—with

masks

masks   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Body

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
600 words

The word ‘mask’ is related to a masque or masquerade, which was a courtly performance popular during the Renaissance

Masks and Masquerades in Africa

Masks and Masquerades in Africa   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

Masks are face and body coverings that alter and transform the identities of the African performers wearing them. The term

Masks, Theatrical

Masks, Theatrical   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
509 words
The wearing of masks in the theatre derives from the use of animal skins and heads in primitive religious rituals. In the Greek theatre, masks served, in an all-male company, to ... More
mask and masking

mask and masking   Reference library

John McCormick

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,519 words

Masking carries with it a double notion of hiding and of transforming identity. A potent force in theatrical performance, its uses can also range from religious ...

masks

masks   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
368 words

A covering for all or part of a performer's face, the mask has been employed in the theatre from the

mask and masking

mask and masking   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
721 words

Masking carries with it a double notion of hiding and of transforming identity. A potent force in performance, its uses can also range from religious ...

masks

masks   Reference library

Richard A. S. Seaford

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
372 words
as in many other pre-modern cultures, were used in Greece and Rome in cult and in dramatic representations. We have terracotta representations of grotesque masks worn in adolescent rites ... More

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