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Masquerade or Masqueraders may refer to:



  • Masquerade (book), a 1979 children’s book by Kit Williams which sparked a worldwide treasure hunt
  • Maskerade, the eighteenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.



  • Masquerade (TV series), a 1983 US TV series
  • Masquerade (Nielsen), an opera (Maskarade in Danish) by Carl Nielsen
  • Masquerade (World of Darkness), a role-playing game term from Vampire: The Masquerade
  • The Masquerader, a 1914 film written, directed by and starring Charles Chaplin
  • The Masquerade (1924 film), a silent film by Dave Flesicher that mixed animation and live action.
  • Masquerade (1965 film), spy spoof starring Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, and Marisa Mell
  • Masquerade (1988 film), thriller starring Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly
  • The Masquerade (2007 film), a thriller starring Brianne Davis and Christopher Masterson




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The Masquerade
by Olive Custance
Information about this edition
Title refers to Oscar Wilde's The Harlot's House; written in 1902.

Masked dancers in the Dance of life
We move sedately ... wearily together,
Afraid to show a sign of inward strife,
We hold our souls in tether.

We dance with proud and smiling lips,
We frank appealing eyes, with shy hands clinging.
We sing, and few will question if there slips
A sob into our singing.

Each has a certain step to learn;
Our prisoned feet move staidly in set paces,
And to and fro we pass, since life is stern,
Patiently, with masked faces.

Yet some there are who will not dance,
They sit apart most sorrowful and splendid,
But all the rest trip on as in a trance,
Until the Dance is ended.

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