A Greek theatre mask

For the classroom

Terracotta model of a comic mask


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Terracotta flask


Terracotta flask in the shape of a comic actor seated on an altar; from South Italy, about 150 BC.

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Tragic mask


Terracotta tragic mask, representing a female character with arched brows; Roman, 1st – 2nd century AD.

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Tragic mask of a young male character


Stone sculpture of the tragic mask of a young male character; Roman, 1st – 2nd century AD.

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BBC Primary History

Source: bbc.co.uk

BBC Primary History: information about Greek arts and theatre.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/arts_and_theatre/

Theatre of Dionysos

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

British Museum interactive activity exploring the theatre of Dionysos.

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/festivals/explore/exp_set.html

Create your own Greek tragedy

Source: artsedge.kennedy-center.org

Interactive website where you can create your own Greek tragedy.

Visit the site http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/greece/theater/stageTragedy.html

Ancient Greek theatres

Source: en.wikipedia.org

List of ancient Greek theatres with links to individual entries.

Visit the site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ancient_Greek_theatres

Greek gods with their festivals

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

British Museum interactive game matching Greek gods with their festivals.

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/festivals/challenge/cha_set.html

Outside the classroom

Here is a selection of museums with relevant collections.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source: fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection/Pages/default.aspx

Birmingham City Museum and Art Galleries

Source: bmag.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.bmag.org.uk/birmingham-museum

Manchester Museum

Source: museum.manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

A Greek theatre mask