The Plaster Masks of Pompeii
Sponsored by The Atlantic Tour of the Classical Association of Canada, and the Department of Classics & Ancient History, UNB
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1C4

Dr. Toph Marshall, Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia, play director and actor, will present a set of fifteen plaster masks excavated from the site of Pompeii (destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79). These masks point to a theatrical tradition completely separate from the Greco-Roman tradition employed in all our surviving play-scripts. He presents the objects, classifies them, and explores the nature of the performances for which the masks were intended. An entertaining presentation you will not want to miss!

Reception will follow lecture

Contact Information
Maria Papaioannou