Cristy Cali Sterling Silver Comedy & Tragedy Studs
Melpomene (Tragedy Mask) and Thalia (Comedy Mask) from Greek Mythology. Thalia, being the muse of comedy and pastoral poetry; and Melpomene, the muse of tragedy. These masks and others like them, were worn in the Greek theater to distinguish the different emotions of the characters. Their exaggerated look was so that people who were sitting far off were still able to see the character's emotions. The mouths of the masks were enlarged and designed to make it easier for the actor to talk and for their voices to project to the back of the auditorium.