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Images of masks by Melbourne artist Tessa Wallis were chosen by the Classics Theatre of Rochester New York for the promotion of The Theban Plays of Sophocles in August.

Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone will be presented in a modern translation by Canadian scholar, Ian Johnson.

“These three plays of the ancient Greek master lie at the very root of western drama and were adapted here in condensed form as a cohesive trilogy,” artistic director James Landers said.

Classics Theatre of Rochester is an educationally-based theatre dedicated to reviving great works of dramatic literature. “I was delighted my masks were chosen to appear on its promotion,” said Tessa Wallis.

“I have worked hard for many years to supply masks to clients everywhere, both in Australia and internationally.

Tessa Wallis mask designs are versatile, comfortable and durable. They are made to order and hand crafted from quality materials.
Masks include; Commedia dell'Arte masks, masks for Greek or Roman mythology, Japanese Kabuki masks, masks of domestic and wild animals and witches or fantasy masks.

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Images: “Greek” masks by Tessa Wallis chosen by the Classics Theatre, Rochester, New York for its promotion of The Theban Plays of Sophocles.