Hiding Behind the Mask: Jesters, Jokers & Clowns

#FindYour Funny, Weird, Escape, Story, Groove, Thrill, Talent

A masterclass on the hidden meaning behind characters from ancient Greek theatre, commedia dell’arte, film, television and slapstick. From the Greek trickster gods to the spirit world in Japanese Noh Theatre, the world of drama has discovered a way to hide the realities and truths from themselves and the world around them. Join New York Professor Rosemary George as she takes you on a lecture tour through the joys and sorrows, comedies and tragedies of life through the lens of the theatrical mask.

"A densely packed piece of work which successfully steers a course between the jagged rocks of academic dryness and the coral reefs of mundanity" EdinburghGuide.com

"Brilliantly and eloquently written... Thoughtful... Extraordinarily well-researched" Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe

"Quite unique... Informative and fun" - Audience Review, Edinburgh Fringe

"A truly thoughtful, educational and enjoyable presentation of the deep symbolism in the masks that we as human beings are required to wear. Loved it!" - Crowd Pleasers Audience Review, Melbourne Fringe.

Created and read by | Rosemary George

Masterclass given in English

Part of the C ARTS programme, a home for international independent arts, showcasing creativity, celebrating diversity, at C venues at the Edinburgh Fringe and on the C digital online platform year-round. Full programme at http://www.CtheArts.com

This show is pay what you can, if you can't afford then full price please pay the concession price.



The professor’s range and extent of research is clearly apparent

- EdinburghGuide.com

A densely packed piece of work

- EdinburghGuide.com

Company: Rosemary George (New York, USA) with C ARTS


Genre: Literature & Spoken Word

Duration: 80 mins

Venues: C ARTS | C venues | C digital

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Age suitability:
12+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are allowed in for free on the lap of a guardian.

Content Warnings:


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Conc: £3


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