The many disguises, and in particular the matching of one masked quartet with another identically costumed and vizarded
foursome, mirror the duplicity, doubleness, and 'smooth-brow'd treachery' (23) that courtiership required, frequently alluded to in play-texts of the era.
Greg Vinkler's Ulysses owned the stage when he was speaking, and made brilliant sense of the great speech on the consequences of degree "vizarded
." Pandarus and Thersites, Stephen Ouimette and Ross Lehman, were also splendidly at home in their parts, and while Mark Montgomery's Hector seemed physically slight for the role, he managed the Trojan war council scene very well, and made the crucial moment of throwing reason to the wind--"yet ne'ertheless, / My sprightly brethren"--biting and memorable.
4.2.68) The only other 'spirit' in this play is one of Dog's minions, disguised 'in shape of Katherine, vizarded
in order to lead clown Cuddy Banks into a pond and dunk him (SD.