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Making, Using, and Performing

July 2017
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    7th July 2017
  • ISBN 9781907359668
  • Pages 176 pp.
  • Size 7.32" x 9"
  • Images Color and b/w

Based on many years of experience training and working around the world, Mike Chase brings his expertise to this comprehensive book for practitioners in mask drama. Extensively illustrated with beautiful photography, the book expresses perfectly the energy of how masks work in drama, therapy and teaching. Beginning with detailed instructions on how to make different masks, Mike moves on to the specifics of the four temperaments: the Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic and Melancholic. He suggests many workshop exercises that can be used in dramatic, therapeutic and team-building scenarios, making this an indispensable book both for teachers and psychologists.

Mike Chase

Mike Chase has taught and directed physical theater, mime, and mask at drama colleges and universities for more than thirty years. He established the Mask Studio in the mid-1990s to develop masks for training, education, performance, and therapy. These masks are used internationally by theaters and theater companies, including in the UK the RSC, the National Theatre, LAMDA, Trestle Theatre, the Welsh National Opera, and Told by an Idiot. Mike works as a psychodrama psychotherapist in a high-security prison with violent offenders, using masks and psychodrama.