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The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space

March 2006 - August 2009

The project has applied advanced 3D visualisation technologies to study the practice of ancient masked theatre. It has made 3D scans of Greek and Roman mask miniatures relating both to comedy and tragedy, and reproduced them at life-size by rapid prototyping. The project has used motion capture to record experimentation with these masks by practitioners of Asiatic and European traditions, and has situated the results in 3D models of ancient theatre spaces.

This project has been funded by the Research Grants scheme of the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council.

For further information go to the project website: http://www.kvl.cch.kcl.ac.uk/masks/

Images from the Project
Laser scan

Decorated mask

'Full size' mask

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