Masque imagery tended to be drawn from Classical rather than Christian sources, and the artifice was part of the Grand dance. Later, in the court of James I, narrative elements of the masque became more significant. Plots were often on classical or allegorical themes, glorifying the royal or noble sponsor.
Professional actors and musicians were hired for the speaking and singing parts. This article needs additional citations for verification. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As far as we can ascertain the details of the masque, the Queen of Sheba was to bring gifts to the King, representing Solomon, and was to be followed by the spirits of Faith, Hope, Charity, Victory and Peace.
Layet, in J. Espaces de noms Article Discussion. Synonymes : air - apparence - dehors - extérieur - façade - faux-semblant - vernis.