62Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Seeking Spanish info
- Feb 7, 2001
> Thank you! I'm a huge fan of themed events that expose people to somethingI've never been to a themed event, and I don't recall ever hearing of any
> new, and have run a few over the years, mostly from the Middle east or
> Byzantium. They involve a lot of research and are a lot of work, but I
> think are very well worth it.
where I am (in the West). However, a Maghrebi persona and I have been
fantasizing about some day putting up a pavillion at an event for Medieval
Spanish persona play, discussion of philosophy/science/theology/litereature,
poetry reading, etc. If we ever do that, I'll certainly ask you for advice!
> For this particular feast I'm looking at Moorish banners and tiraz curtainsAhhhhh...that sounds so very cool! You've really done your research. I
> for the walls, the floors will have rugs, cushions and a few low stools.
> I'm considering making a latticework screen to seperate male and female
> diners, but that may not end up being practical. Lighting will be provided
> by several polycandelon/mosque lamps we have, and I'd like to have a go at
> a really sexy pryamidal chandelier style based on an example in a Spanish
> mosque. The food will be served on low tables in accordance with the
> etiquette of Ziryab although I draw the line at fine leather being used for
> tablecloths!), and I'm hoping to hire some green-glazed Islamic/Byzantine
> serving dishes reconstructed from archeological finds by a local potter.
> Knowing my kitchen team the food will be sumptuous and blessedly free of
> non-period middle eastern items!
especially love the re-created pottery!
> As well as that, I hope there will be lots of poetry reading, games (chess,[writhing with frustration over not being able to attend]
> zatrikion, alquerque, sirret), I daresay plenty of lighthearted flirting
> through the screen, music, singing and dancing. I hadn't thought of a
> puppet show, but it's a good idea, if I'm not exhausted with all the
> rest of the preperations!
> It's in Sydney, Australia. Not very close to the bay area, but you've gotUmm, okay... Rats! Why do you have to live in Australia??
> eight months to save up your plane fare and come over! :o)
Qu'er non es grazitz lunhs mestiers
menhs en cort que de belh saber
de trobar -- qu'auzir e vezer
hi vol hom mais captenhs leugiers
e critz mesclatz ab dezonor.
--Guiraut Riquier, 1292
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