• Illusions/Delusions,  NUSAR,  Sandy Hook,  Truth Movement

    A modern masque.

    A masque was a form of entertainment popular in 17th century courts, involving singing, dancing, acting, costumes, theatrical stagings, myths, fables and excess. Nobles would mix with masked players and local amateurs would be invited to play their parts. Often, a masque would involve a great deal of fawning over an elite on an occasion such as a royal birth. And, usually, it would be rife with political sub-text. At its conclusion, everyone would unite in an artificial show of peace, light and concord. In his 1965 novel, The Magus, John Fowles sets a masque within the microcosm of a beautiful Greek island. There, the protagonist and victim, Nicholas Urfe,…