Monday, September 27, 2010

Ten of the best disguises in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best disguises in literature.

One entry on the list:
Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare

The Duke who governs Vienna wants to see what his underlings will get up to in his absence. So he asks his friend Friar Thomas for some monkish garb: "Supply me with the habit and instruct me / How I may formally in person bear me / Like a true friar". It works, and not even his most devoted courtiers recognise him until he finally unveils himself.
Read about another title on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue