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KS3 Drama Masks – Part 2
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So far you have been looking at masks which have been designed to express visually the personality of the character.
A neutral mask is the opposite of a character mask. It tells
the audience nothing about
the character on stage.
Instead, the mask requires
the actor to bring it to life.
However, this does not
mean that the mask is
lacking in power.
Choose the characters for your play according to the setting.
For example, if your play is set in a laboratory you might be mice or monkeys. If you are on a farm, you could be pigs and sheep. You might also want some human characters, and you will need to decide whether they should be masked or not.
In thinking about characterization, you will need to decide on the status levels of the animals in your group. Which animal is the leader? Which animal is the most nervous?
How might an actor wearing this mask perform? Is this a low, middle or high status animal? What characteristics of this animal could the actor portray?