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Re: [Pbardic] Mugmort Melees Decameron

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  • corrie
    Another incredible online resource: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/index.php
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 23, 2013
      Another incredible online resource:

      On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 5:10 PM, corrie <corrie.bergeron@...> wrote:
      > Links you may find useful if you're not already familiar with the
      > whole of the work. (My 1963 Junior Classics edition contains exactly
      > THREE stories.)
      > http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/decameron/engDecIndex.php
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summary_of_Decameron_tales
      > On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Mark Cipra <cipram@...> wrote:
      >> (I request that you repost this to local lists, Facebook, etc., as
      >> appropriate.)
      >> Mugmort Melees (May 17-19 near Columbus, Ohio) is going to be a
      >> mini-immersion event based on the Decameron! (I believe the actual event
      >> theme is something like "Retreat from the Plague".) The entire event is not
      >> given over to the bardic, but there will be stories from Decameron told
      >> throughout the feast, and we're planning some night-time activities
      >> (fire-walking, perhaps, and/or a bawdy bardic circle) and perhaps a daytime
      >> bardic venue as well.
      >> The really fun part of all this is that this wasn't the idea of some crazy
      >> bard. The feastocrat of the event proposed it!
      >> By report, the feast hall is actually rather well set-up for storytelling -
      >> quite small, good acoustics.
      >> I'd like to encourage more bards to get to and participate in this event.
      >> All that's required is that you prepare one or two stories from the
      >> Decameron. If you want to perform during the feast (a limited number of
      >> slots - contact me in advance), we'll probably want these to be toned down
      >> for family consumption: "They enjoyed each other's company for a time"
      >> rather than "they &^$*ed like rabbits in the spring". Evening performances
      >> can go full out. Feast stories should have at least some reference to the
      >> main course ingredient: crudites (on the table), pasta, chicken, pork (?),
      >> dessert (cookies?).
      >> I've had expressions of interest from three bards (Ladies Ursula and Ketta
      >> and Lord Brendan). Contact me at the address below if you're interested.
      >> Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy (Mark Cipra)
      >> cipram@...
      >> __
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