Ancient Voices: Conte de Fees
Classic French Fairy Tale Figures

 

Select one of the characters below and on the back of this handout draw your design for a mask, incorporating into the mask design a few of the symbols and emblems relating to your chosen character.

 

Name Symbols, Emblems, Identifying Characteristics
Un Chevalier (Knight) Helmet, armor, sword and lance, Coat of Arms, Fleur de lis and other symbols particular to the story.
La Reine (Queen) Crown, scepter and other symbols of power, including the colors purple and blue, jewels, Fleur de lis, etc.
Le Roi (King) Crown, scepter and other symbols of power, Fleur de lis, etc.
Le Prince Smaller crown, Fleur de lis, symbols particular to the story.
La Princesse Smaller crown or conical hat topped with cascading ribbons, feathers or tulle fabric; Fleur de lis, symbols particular to the story.
Une Maratre (Wicked Stepmother) Severe, sly or angry eyes; haughty facial expression, turned-down mouth, big hair, headband with symbols of particular story.
Un Marienne (Fairy Godmother) Conical hat topped with cascading ribbons, feathers or tulle fabric, pointed ears, bright expression, magic wand, sun, moon, stars.
Un Nain (Dwarf) Red, conical cap, beard and bushy eyebrows, pick ax, jewels, gold and silver nuggets.
Un Geant (Giant) Rough, swarthy features, angry eyes and facial expression, a headband featuring symbols particular to the story.
Une Fee (Fairy) Same as fairy godmother, with additional symbols particular to the story.
Un Sorcier (Wizard) Tall, conical cap, white hair and beard, magic wand, sun, moon, stars and other symbols particular to the story .
   

 

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