Comus - a masque of chastity. By John Milton
Milton’s epic poem Comus – A Masque of Chastity twists the conventions of the masque, leading the audience on an unpredictable and volatile journey. Deep in the woods, a Lady is lost, exhausted and separated from her brothers. After encountering a mysterious stranger – Comus, the God of Revelry – who promises refuge, she finds herself trapped in a magical palace, unable to move from a cursed chair. Tempted by pleasure, torn between wantonness and virtue, the Lady enters a warped world of wonder and horror, where gender, sexuality and morality prove fluid and unpredictable.