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An Archipelago of Caribbean Masks

Lowell Fiet (author)

ISBN: 9789766379865

Publication Date: Aug 2019

Format: Paperback

Explores what carnaival masks signify, what wearing them represents, their relation to character costumes and movement, on the one hand, and the celebratory traditions from which they emerge, on the other hand, their presumed metaphorical and discursive characteristics, and most importantly, who makes masks and how.
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Carnival in the Caribbean has mixed roots in colonialism and African tradition. Dressing in masquerade costumes with masks, feathers and headdresses, music, steel bands, dancing and drums all combine in a raucous and hedonistic celebration. Beyond the party however, carnival presents an opportunity for a deeper and more complex exploration of native culture.

In An Archipelago of Caribbean Masks, Lowell Fiet, a critic-historian of theatre and performance, as well as a mask maker and performer, explores what the masks signify, what wearing them represents, their relation to character costumes and movement, on the one hand, and the celebratory traditions from which they emerge, on the other hand, their presumed metaphorical and discursive characteristics, and most importantly, who makes masks and how – their materials and form.

Stunningly illustrated with primarily the author's photographs, the carnival mas and masks are presented less as costume and more as art form.
Pages 102
Dimensions 297 x 235
Date Published 30 Aug 2019
Publisher Ian Randle Publishers
Subject/s The arts: general issues   Theatre: technical & background skills   Other performing arts   Fashion & textiles: design  

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