Greek theatrical masks are used so men can pretend to be woman and so they can play several parts.They also used masks so the people at the back can see there face expressions.The uses of masks in ancient Greek theatre draw their origin from the ancient dionysiac culture. Thespis was the first writer, who used a mask.
Usually the masks were made of linen, wood, or leather. A marble or stone face was used as a mould for the mask. Human or animal hair was also used. The eyes were fully drawn but in the place of the pupil of the eye was a small hole so that the actor could see.
Some people claim that the masks had one more significance they added resonance to the voice of an actor so that everyone in the huge ancient theatre could hear him.
The members of the chorus wore masks, usually similar to each other but completely different from the leading actors.

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