[Ansteorra-rapier] Playing the Prize

James Crouchet james at crouchet.com
Mon Sep 27 21:27:07 PDT 2004

Forwarded by request:

Greetings to all rapier fighters, courtiers, cavaliers and duelist of the
 Know World. Don Benedict Ashton invites one and all to come and
 participate in a most notable and excellent opportunity to show your
 skill, panache and flair at this year's Known World Academy of the
 Rapier. You will have the opportunity to "Play the Prize" in a replica of
 Shakespeare's Globe theatre, on the stage just as was done in period.
 Delight the audience, or suffer their jeers, as you demonstrate your
 skill and knowledge of the Art of Defense of all to see.

The Playing of the Prizes will be held on Friday, October 8th at the
 Castle Garriot site where the melees will also be held. The Playing of
 the Prizes will begin at 10am in the Curtain Theatre and continue until
 4pm or all of the Prizes have been fought. If there is time after all of
 the Prizes have been fought, we will be able to have open free play on
 the stage of the theatre.

In order to assure that all those who wish to play Prizes at the event are
able to, the Prizes will be run on a schedule. This schedule will allow
 each Prize Player to have the stage for 30 minute blocks and they will be
 able to fight up to three separate fighter in two weapons styles each.
 This means that each Prize Player may have up to a total of 6 fights in
 his allotted time slot. This should allow plenty of time for all of the
 fighters to participate and still allow for plenty of fighting.

In order to be placed on the schedule all you need to do is email me( at
prize at kwar.swordworks.org) and request a 30 minute time slot between 10am
 and 3:30pm. The hour between 12-1pm is not available due to lunch being
 held in the theatre, but some entertainment on the stage will be provided
 for your amusement. Scheduling will be done on a first come, first served
 basis. If you have specific time requirements due to travel and arrival
 times, please schedule early to ensure you get the time you need.

This Playing of the Prizes will be a great experience that will only be
 made better by those participating. In period the Playing of Prizes was a
 cause for parades and celebration. Please feel free to include as much
 pomp and circumstance in your Prizes as you would like. Some basic ideas
 would be: handbills, banners, fliers, heralds, musicians, ect. If you
 have any ideas or questions about what you would like to do, please feel
 free to email me at this address.

Think about this, when is the next time you will be able to fence in a
 period theater a stage with spectators?

In Service to Crown and Kingdom, Benedict Ashton, WSA
prize at kwar.swordworks.org

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