The mask characters of this Italian Renaissance theatrical tradition have the exaggerated, strong features that make room for all the grand human emotions. This is the theater of childhood, offering great opportunities for play. It is superb for developing comic and dramatic timing, physical acting and generation of original material. Flexible rubber masks are ideal for the fast-paced fun that the Commedia dell’ Arte inspires.
Artistically hand-painted with a complex layering of shadow and highlights, the ten Commedia Masks are made from light yet tough latex rubber.
Commedia Masks, a new movement training DVD by the Maskery’s Craig Jacobrown, features each mask’s stance, role, function, voice and character.