The Masque of Red Death

The Masque of Red Death

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Honors American Lit

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  • The Masque of Red Death By Edgar Allan Poe
  • Interpreted by Rachel VanKeulen
  • As the Red Death Disease terrorizes the country, Prince Prospero invites his friends to the safety of his abbey. Inside the black room, a grandfather clock rings eerily every hour.
  • While the party is raging in the blue room, the eerie music of the grandfather clock rings one again. This time however, a masked figure arrives along with it.
  • Infuriated by the mysterious guest, Prince Prospero chases the figure through the seven rooms with a dagger in hand, while the guests watch in terror.
  • Just before the Prince can catch up to the figure, the figure turns around. The prince falls over- dead.
  • The guests find nothing underneath the mask, and everyone dies from the Red Death,
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