The mask easily conveyed emotions to the audience so they knew if a character was happy, sad, upset, tired, or scared *** The Tragic mask carried mournful or pained expressions *** Comic masks were smiling or leering
*** Over time the comedic masks became grotesquely exaggerated
Masks allowed the actors to play multiple parts and roles
*** The masks could be personalized for each character
Status and character were easily conveyed *** The masks were color coded, brown for men and white for women
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