Sunday, March 02, 2008

In ancient Greek drama, every actor on stage
wore a mask. The Greek word for mask was 'persona'
(i. e. 'that through which the sound comes'). From
this Greek word we derive our English words 'person',
'personal', 'personality', etc. As Shakespeare might
have said, "All the world's a stage, and all the men
and women merely players wearing masks."

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