The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space

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Ran from: March 2006 – August 2009

The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space project 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 and chromakey video technologies to record experimentation with these masks by practitioners of Asiatic and European performance traditions, and has situated the results in 3D models of ancient theatre spaces.

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

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