[Bards] A Question of Timing in Elfsea
antigonus at lycos.com
Thu Feb 26 11:09:56 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.
>From: "antigonus bearbait" <antigonus at lycos.com>
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>Subject: [Bards] A Question of Timing in Elfsea
>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 09:33:47 -0600
>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."
>Are we SURE about this?
>Im 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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