Not only is the use of masks depicted through the daubing of Conscience's face but another use of the mask takes place when an explicit stage direction requires: 'Enter Lucar, and Love with a visard
Examples of sixteenth-century clothing include a black velvet visard
mask found at Daventry in Northamptonshire (see Maggie Struckmeier, 'Rare Mask Found Concealed in 16th Century Wall', Past Horizons (6 December 2010), available online at <http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/12/2010/rare-mask-foundconcealed-in-wall> [accessed 15 August 2013]); and a 1540s doublet and hose with codpiece found in a monastery at Alpirsbach in Germany (see A.
and ciarlatani of prating" who "proclaim their wares upon these scaffolds." "They draw concourse of people," and "have a zani or fool with a visard
on his face, and sometimes a woman to make comical sport" (424-25).