Angie here: Have you ever been to a masquerade?
If you threw a masquerade, what would the theme be? You know, Greek mythology or Victorian?
I've thought it would be fun to have a "Literary Greats" theme. But after watching the movie, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I found out nearly the entire theater missed the puns based on the classic novels. How do I know? Um, I was the only one laughing.
So now I wonder if everyone has forgotten Alan Quartermain, Dorian Gray, and Captain Nemo. I about fell out of my seat laughing at Ishmael's pun while holding the limo door.
"They call me Ishmael." How many people have read Moby Dick? The classic quest story dropped into a modern adventure in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
I read a lot of the classics. I saw a lot of the old classic movies too. But I hear the classics are being delisted. Honestly? I have a dream of being considered a writer of classics someday.
Would your characters be able to find a glamorous costume? Or would you go humorous? Would your guests know characters from the classics? Or would they all think the best sellers are the same thing? What do you think?