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Recently I created a short performance event to demonstrate how the masks I make are used to create the mask characters of ancient Greek drama, including Tragedy and New Comedy. I worked with a fellow artist from the studios in some scenes from plays by Aeschylus, Euripides and Menander.  This was given as part of the Open Studios at Makespace Studios, near Waterloo. The backdrop to the performance was an exhibition of some of my masks.
Some members of the audience photographed and recorded video clips of  parts of the performance and very kindly made them available. Extracts from these have been edited into a short film and can be seen on YouTube.

Creating the mask characters of ancient Greek drama

Masks by Chris Vervain. Photographs by Juliet Sheath