Re: [Pbardic] Mugmort Melees Decameron
- 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.)
> 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
>> 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)
>> "When in doubt, end with a jig" - Robin McCauley
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