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THE MASQUE AND ITS DRAMATIC ROOTS

THE MASQUE AND ITS DRAMATIC ROOTS

by Guerdon of No Fixed Address, Ephraim ben Yitzhak Dramatic entertainment declined from its strong classical roots with the rise of Christendom. Before a millenium’s hiatus, the last scripted performance chronicled was AD 467. From that date, secular performance is chiefly recorded in clerical condemnations, issued regularly from AD 701. Par exemplum: c. 1300, the...

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Where Have They Gone

by Stephen Bruce The days of the knight where have they gone Hast man outgrown honor’s beauteous song Doth darkness now blanken man’s noble right Hath God left us to scramble through the dark night Where is the hero on his shining steed; Where is our saviour when we are in need; Where is a...

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THE CARE AND NURTURING OF AN EMBRYO ANACHRONIST

by Lady Margaret Campbell, October XIX An interested mundane’s first few meetings/events are the basis on which s/he decides to ‘really get involved’, or to ‘get away from these crazies’. The mundane needs to learn more about the Society without becoming overwhelmed by an extreme influx of data, or turned off by petty politics, fanaticism,...

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DARK AVENGER

by Gareth, October XIX He broke the laws of the elders So they plucked out his eye – Took his land and fortune Left him to die Found on the shore line Left for the tide Sees his life blood leaving Circling lower the vultures fly These bones may be broken But the spirit can’t...

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Misc Historical Trivia

FOR YOUR INFORMATION –Isabella St. Kevern de Kerrow, May A.S. XIX • Armor usually weighed between fifty and fifty-five pounds. Swords were weighted for use with one hand and usually weighed about 4 to 6 pounds. • Arrows were carried at the side, not the back. The longbow is a Welsh invention, not an English...

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