Welcome to the LibGuide for the Perspectives in The Creative Arts section:
"Masks of Transformation"
This guide is meant to help you develop the skills and tools to accomplish your course objective and goals:
This course will introduce the students to masking traditions, exercise their research and design skills, explore different mask building methods, and experience mask performance techniques. Consideration will be given to understanding the creation of masks that are both appropriate to the needs of actor and character, and visually supportive of the performance genre. Students will develop creative capacities through construction of, and performance in masks. Students will gain a broader understanding and appreciation of cultural and theatrical masking through research, observation, and participation of mask activities.
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Many of the books below are on course reserve for your class and can be checked out from the InfoCommons Desk in the library directly. In addition, your professor has supplied a bibliography of readings and references to complement your syllabus and help get you started in your research! These items can be searched in the online library catalog and are either held by Butler or can be requested through InterLibrary Loan!
PCA250 Masks Bibliography (Thank you, Dr. Meaden!)
The Butler Libraries has access to millions of documents through subscriptions to databases, this includes thousands of videos through our streaming databases. Some of the most helpful for your class are listed below with tips on how to search in the description.