masque of the Red Death was the second-to-last Poe film I made.
V.S. Naipaul's new book, The masque of Africa, has not been well received by critics.
"masquerade, masked ball," 1510s, from Middle French masque; see mask (n.), with which it was originally identical. It developed a special sense of "amateur theatrical performance" (1560s) in Elizabethan times, when such entertainments (originally performed in masks) were popular among the nobility.