By katie Pela
Unfortunately, no masks survive from the times of ancient Greece. Masks were made of materials that could not survive the elapse of time. However, scholars decipher much from paintings of scenes from plays found on artifacts. In addition, ancient playwrights provided clues in their works. Different playwrights used masks to emphasize different elements of a play. Aristophanes, for example, used masks to exaggerate his feelings about a certain character. Therefore, the construction of masks in a practical way remained similar among the various playwrights, but their use differed greatly.
Added on: May 30, 2002 | Hits: 802