“And Then We Masked”
You are cordially invited to attend Lord Capulet’s ball. In order to enter, you must wear an
original mask that you created. You have three options when considering the kind of mask to
1. Your mask can represent something about you. It should not require too much
explanation. We should be able to understand your character and personality based
on your mask.
2. Your mask can represent a character in the play. Think carefully about each
character’s personality traits. It should be evident to us which character you
have chosen to portray.
3. Your mask can represent a theme from the play. For example, there are many
references to light and dark. Your mask could reflect the significance of such a
theme. Again, we should be able to understand your representation.
EVERYTHING on the mask must be original – you may not buy a mask and simply glue things
on it. Do not feel the need to buy things from a craft store, but use what your parents
already have around the house (ask permission first, of course).
Here are some suggestions for mask materials:
cardboard stickers magazine pictures
markers hardware supplies construction paper
ribbon macaroni sequins
aluminum foil fabric scraps coins
feathers glitter model kit supplies
crayons kite supplies felt
tissue paper paint
This assignment is due Tuesday, October 11, 2011
“And Then We Masked” Rubric
Category A B C D F
Creativity Superb Above Average Below Complete
and creativity is average creativity is average lack of
Originality evident. creativity is evident. Few creativity is creativity
(30%) Unique use of evident. unique evident. and
materials. Many unique materials Minimal originality.
Mask is materials making attempt to
unlike any used. Few leaving mask make mask
other masks are to appear original.
students’ similar. average.
Mask Your mask Your mask Your mask Your mask Your mask
Representati design and design and design and design and makes no
on decoration decoration decoration is decoration is connection
(50%) fully represent very simple in below to your
represent your chosen representatio average. We explanation,
your chosen theme or n. You have to have a hard theme, or
theme or character explain your time character.
character. well. Your mask to understandin
Your mask mask peers. Your g how your
requires no requires representatio mask
explanation. little n is average. represents
Your explanation. your theme
representati Your or character.
on is “out of representati Your
the box”. on is above representati
average. on is below
Neatness Your mask is Your mask is Your mask is Your mask is Your mask
(20%) carefully and put together less neat put together is a mess.
meticulously neatly with and/or messy. sloppily. Appearance
constructed. few flaws. Very average Appearance is
Superior Above appearance. is below unacceptabl
appearance. average average. e.
Overall Score: _____________________________