“By assuming a mask, everyone can behave like the animal-like characters of comedy. We can commit any sin while remaining innocent, and we are indeed innocent because we laugh. Carnival is the natural theatre in which animals and animal-like beings take over the power and become the masters. … The upside-down world has become the norm.” —
Umberto Eco, Carnival! (Approaches to Semiotics)
Rosie Comer on Shufflebottom’s Show.
[Such a great post,thanks Will;]
“Super surreal on-the-street style photos of costumed revelers at the 1903 New Orleans Carnival. The photographs were taken by a group of tourists from Illinois. They made a scrapbook of their trip, see it here. via Louisiana Digital Library”
via Nothing Is New