Both historically and currently, mask work provides excellent body training for actors and mimes. This article offers a brief history of French mask work as well as step-by-step instructions for a mask workshop that moves students from simple to abstract mask improvisations. The mask workshop also functions as an icebreaker and builds class camaraderie.
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"Mask Work and Improvisations: A Classroom Adaptation Based on the French Tradition,"
Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal: Vol. 36
, Article 9.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/ctamj/vol36/iss1/9