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Hiding Behind the Mask: Jesters, Jokers, and Clowns


Rosemary George (New York, USA)

An intriguing, soul-searching masterclass into the personas of jesters, jokers, and clowns, through the lens of the theatrical mask. From Greek trickster gods to Japanese Noh Theatre, commedia dell’arte and opera to slapstick and cartoons, join Professor Rosemary George on a rollercoaster through the joys and sorrows, comedies and tragedies of life, which probes hidden identities in human behaviour.

‘The professor’s range and extent of research is clearly apparent’ (EdinburghGuide.com).

‘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).

‘A truly thoughtful, educational and enjoyable presentation of the deep symbolism in the masks that we as human beings are required to wear. Loved it’ (Crowd Pleasers Audience Review, Melbourne Fringe).

'Lively… wide-ranging… George’s extensive research is apparent in the breadth of examples provided… Those with an interest in the history of opera and theatre will enjoy George’s lecture, particularly the innovative linkages she makes between mediums… Charming delivery… Excellent' (TheatreReview.org.nz).

This is a masterclass in how we become what we are not, from the 'tears of a clown to the masks of traditional Japanese Noh. It considers the jester as the communicator of the soul... It both touches on many different forms and places where the mask appears.' (Lou Reviews)

www.rosemarygeorge.com

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Language Talk in English

Dates Available now

Format Digital on-demand

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    • £14.00
    • 2 August 2022
    • 78 minutes
    • C ARTS | C venues | C digital
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    • 14+ (guidance)
    • warning
      Contains distressing themes, mature themes, scenes of violence; strong language/swearing
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