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  • Karoline Kramer Gould
    Please forward as appropriate. ******************** The Known World Players are proud to announce their most ambitious project to date for Pennsic 2007: a
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2007
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      Please forward as appropriate.
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      The Known World Players are proud to announce their most ambitious
      project to date for Pennsic 2007: a selection of ten to twelve plays
      from the Wakefield Cycle, to be performed in an authentic medieval
      style. Groups from around the Known World are invited to join this
      project. The Known World Players still have a few slots left, so select
      a play from the Cycle and join in the fun at War!

      The Wakefield Cycle is one of four complete or nearly complete cycles of
      English mystery plays that still exist today. Mystery plays are short
      dramas that each tell one important Bible story or episode, and a full
      Cycle takes the audience from the Creation of the World through the
      birth and crucifixion of Christ to the Last Judgment. The mystery plays
      were vital to the Catholic Church for transmitting its values and
      beliefs to an audience that in most cases could not (and was not allowed
      to) read the Bible. They were wildly popular in period, when one to
      three days might be devoted to performing a Cycle.

      The Players are looking for groups to sponsor and perform the various
      plays. They would love groups from Kingdoms all over the Known World to
      participate in this one-of-a-kind opportunity at Pennsic War. Do what
      the medieval guilds did: Grab a group of willing volunteers, select a
      play and a director, rehearse at home, then bring your play to Pennsic!
      Each play is only 15-20 minutes long. The Known World Players will
      provide scenery and help with music – you provide your own costumes. SCA
      groups, households, guilds, and other organizations can also “sponsor” a
      play by making a donation towards the efforts of an existing “Players’
      Guild.”

      To volunteer a group to sponsor and perform a play, to donate money
      towards the building of the stages, or simply to get more information
      and become involved with the Known World Players, please contact Sofia
      at zsofsky AT gmail.com.
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