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Thursday, September 5 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Working Group Session 2: Popular Performance

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Session Title: Masks and Authenticity (Chair: Catriona Craig)


Louise Peacock

Clowns: Act, Identity and AuthenticityThis paper will explore notions of identity, role and ownership in clown performance, drawing on a range of examples from theatre and circus.  Following the teaching of Lecoq, many modern clowns, particularly those performing in the theatre... Read More →

Lucy Amsden

‘The smallest mask in the world’: Clown and Red Nose. The red nose is a mask that hides very little of the performer. This paper will explore the possibilities of masking what is not usually an expressive body part. Associated with the red nose are many layers of playful tension... Read More →

Simon Sladen

What’s in a Dame? The Dame GameWhilst the pantomime Dame serves no narrative function, she is often key in establishing the shared community of Pantoland, a playful link between stage and audience. Without her, many argue such festive entertainment cannot be defined as pantomime... Read More →

Thursday September 5, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am BST
Thornlea: White House Meeting Room