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In a large open-air theater, like the Theater of Dionysus in Athens, the classical masks were able to bring the characters' face closer to the audience, especially since they had intensely exaggerated facial features and expressions. They enabled an actor to appear and reappear in several different roles, thus preventing the audience from identifying the actor to one specific character.
Their variations help the audience to distinguish male or female, age, and social status, in addition to revealing a change in a particular character’s appearance, e.g. Oedipus after blinding himself Unique masks were also created for specific characters and events in a play, such as The Furies in Aeschylus’ Eumenides and Pentheus and Cadmus in Euripides’ The Bacchae. Worn by the chorus, the masks created a sense of unity and uniformity, while representing a multi-voiced persona or single organism and simultaneously encouraged interdependency and a heightened sensitivity between each individual of the group. Research resource "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_ancient_Greece#Mask_functions" Thank you For Viewing. Bill
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Mardi Gras colors. Rex selected the official Mardi Gras colors in 1872. The 1892 Rex Parade theme Symbolism of Colors gave meaning to the colors:purple represents justice; green, faith; and gold, power. Remember to wear the Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold during Mardi Gras whenever you're not in costume!
January 6th is Twelfth Night, the day that begins the Carnival Season. Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday, February 21. Mardi Gras 2013, 12th of February, 2014 4th of March and 12th of February 2015. Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday”, is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Most visitors will plan to arrive early so order now before the extended weekend of festivities.