The paper examines the use of masks in modern Greek productions of ancient tragedy and addresses the different approaches taken by contemporary Greek directors to masked productions of ancient tragedy. The discussion concludes that the majority of directors use masks either to create an elaborate effect or to attribute divine characteristics to some roles. Nevertheless, some Greek directors use masks consistently and deliberately in order to render the ritualistic aspects of theatre performances and in many cases in accordance with the Asian and Far East theatre traditions. In the same category belong also directors who try to revive the conditions of the production at the theatre of Dionysos or experiment with masks and their acoustic potential.
Η χρήση προσωπείου στις νεοελληνικές παραστάσεις αρχαίων τραγωδιών