Hiding Behind the Mask: Jesters, Jokers, and Clowns
Rosemary George (New York, USA)
A masterclass about the hidden meaning behind characters from ancient
Greek theatre, commedia dell’arte, film, television and slapstick. From
Greek Tragedy and Satyr to Japanese Noh Theatre and Chinese Opera, the
world of theatre has discovered a way to hide the realities and truths
from themselves and the world around them. Join New York 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 theatrical
‘The professor’s range and extent of research is clearly apparent… A densely packed piece of work which successfully steers a course between the jagged rocks of academic dryness and the coral reefs of mundanity’ (EdinburghGuide.com).
‘Brilliantly and eloquently written… Thoughtful… Extraordinarily well-researched’ (Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe).
‘Quite unique… Informative and fun’ Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe).
Language Talk in English
Dates Available now
Format Digital on-demand
- Talks and Discussions
- 4 August 2022
- 78 minutes
- C ARTS | C venues | C digital
- portal – on demand
- 14+ (guidance)
Contains distressing themes, mature themes, scenes of violence; strong language/swearing