Hermes on the brain
June 4, 2011 5:00 PM Subscribe
I volunteered to do some performance art with a group where I would portray a greek god, Hermes to be specific. I could use pointers and resources on how to do this successfully.
posted by diode to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be in a scenario where there is a lot of people playing roles from the classical era of Greek history both real and mythological. My aspect isn't scripted in the sense of someone handing me lines, it's something I can run with in any direction. I've found directions online for creating Greek clothing from the classical age, and there are representations of Hermes to be found. I need to create a visual look as well as a behavioral and spoken syntax for this that allows me to be in a performance art type of scene where things could be come low comedy, vaudeville or speechifying at the drop of the hat. Or just hanging out with the crowd as Hermes. Help me out here, hivemind. I'm in a bit of actor's block about this.