[ANSTHRLD] incredibly random research question for the day

Jay Rudin rudin at peoplepc.com
Wed Mar 2 08:19:04 PST 2011

Lady Castellana asked:

>In anyone's readings has anyone come across an example of people dressing up as animals for pageantry or ceremonies in period?  (I am looking more for western European examples.)  I am sure they did, I just have no idea on where to find it.

In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, one actor dresses as a lion for the play within a play, and Bottom dresses as a donkey for the main play.

Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin

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