Monthly Archives: October 2014

In the 18th Century,  ‘Arlecchino’  rom the visiting Italian Commedia dell Arte troops, was embraced by English audiences and gradually  changed into ‘Harlequin’. He is right at the root of English pantomime tradition. This is My Mask for this character.

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This week I have been teaching mask-making and performance skills to second year students of theatre design at Nottingham tTent University. A lot of them, 26, but very up for it. We worked hard and has fun. Nice improvised performances. Again, it seems non-actors will respond well to mask performance practice. Works in progression. Its all about processes.

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We worked with the idea of ‘The Human Animal’ starting with free drawing, taking the idea’s into clay and casting in paper-mache.