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Mask and its simbolic value

Petra Prosen (2011) Mask and its simbolic value. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The mask occurs in many cultures throughout the world, from prehistory onwards. It represents a very extensive topic, which is here restricted to the mask as a medium for contact with the other world, but some attention is also given to the mask as persona or a social mask, which helps the individual to face this world. Regarding the mask as a medium used in rituals and the theatre, the dissertation concentrates on primitive masks, especially those in Greek tragedy, which marked the beginning of the development of the theatre in Western culture. Similarities with tragedy are also sought in some polytheistic cultures. The social mask or persona is the “face” that we show to others and that screens our true self. According to Jung, shaping a healthy persona plays an important role in the development of the individual. The author is interested in the contrast regarding the understanding of oneself and consequently of one’s mask between ancient Greek collective society and our contemporary, highly individualistically oriented society. She is especially interested in the use of mask as a tool for research of individual's relation towards himself, towards others and society. The latter served also as the point of departure for exploration within pedagogical process.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: mask, medium, ritual, theathre, persona
    Number of Pages: 72
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Beatriz Gabriela Tomšič ČerkezMentor
    doc. mag. Tomislav JanežičComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9024073)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 508
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 11:19
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011 14:51
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/508

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