Friday, October 29, 2010
Wearing Masks - Dara Girard
I’ve always enjoyed false identity stories:
Viola dressing like the twin brother Sebastian in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
The Pauper pretending to be the prince in Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.
Rosalind pretending to be a male in Shakespeare’s As You Like It
In The Comedie of Errors Shakespeare has two sets of twins cause havoc (hmmm seems The Bard liked that premise to)
I could go on and on. Changing identities can be a thrill but can also cause trouble.
That’s exactly what Noreen and Michael find out in my latest release. Originally, the story was called “Midnight Masquerade” because they meet at a party where Michael is dressed as a pirate and Noreen as a witch. Their disguises suit them more than they’d like to admit. They met on a cruise under false pretenses. Noreen thinks Michaels is just a casual traveler like her, when he’s really on a covert operation. Michael thinks Noreen’s involved in a smuggling ring.
I really enjoyed playing with their identities how people perceived them and how they saw themselves. It was lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyable for me.
So, have you ever found yourself playing someone else? Or, what was one of your favorite costumes you dared to wear on Halloween?
Posted by Lee Hyat at 12:07 AM