[Bards] A Question of Timing in Elfsea

Gordon Fridenberg fitzmorgan at msn.com
Thu Feb 26 10:49:34 PST 2004

   I tend to agree.  I tell period sElfsea and I cringe whenever I see 
something like this.  There are very few period stories I can get down to 5 
minuets without butchering it.  It's hard work getting them down to 7 
minuets.  When I see a 5 minuet limit that means my period stories are out.  
If I cram them into a 5 min timeframe, what's left isn't competition worthy 
in my opinion.

   I get annoyed when I see a competition asking for period pieces with 
documentation, 5 minuet limit.  My general reaction is that someone is badly 
in need of a clue.

Robert Fitzmorgan

>From: "antigonus bearbait" <antigonus at lycos.com>
>Reply-To: antigonus at lycos.com, Ansteorran Bardic list <bards at ansteorra.org>
>To: "Elfsea List" <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
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>Subject: [Bards] A Question of Timing in Elfsea
>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 09:33:47 -0600
>Hey --
>Tiggy here.
>All right, from the Springfair Website:
>"Title Bard Competition -- No theme.  Story, song, or poem.  Single round.  
>Performance must be five minutes or less in duration."
>**FIVE** minutes?
>Are we SURE about this?
>I’m really just asking, but a PERIOD piece COMPLETE with introduction in 
>under five minutes?  Even WITHOUT the introduction, that's pushing it.
>Now, granted, I have won the Elfsea bardic competition in under 5 minutes 
>-- but it was in the final round of a 3-round competition, there was little 
>if any introduction, and it was an original piece.
>That, and five minutes in a single round seems an awfully short time to 
>judge a bard that will be representing your barony for the following year.
>What do you think?
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