Art is also a way that people find haven, especially when you are the one performing.
Acting is the only way of escaping reality, becoming someone else in a completly different place and era.
Masks in ancient Greece had certain practical uses: their distinct features made characters recognisable at a distance, they made it easier for the three actors used in plays to play more than one part each, they enabled the all-male casts to play both men and women and some experts claim that the masks helped amplify the voice so that it could be heard at the back of the large open-air theatres.
However, the most significant role of the mask was that of transformation: an ordinary man could go beyond his real identity and become a mythological hero or a lusty satyr, a foolish old man or a beautiful young woman, a god or a slave. In this disguise he could say and do things that could not be said and done in everyday life, and could present to the audience events, actions and ideas that were horrifying or ridiculous, inspiring or fantastic.,
See, life is a play and masks are essential to it.
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