[Bards] The Right Questions

T'Star bedlamandmayhem at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 07:41:11 PST 2006

However, depending on the country and the age of the piece in
question, what documentation actually survived or is readily available
in this country varries wildly.  Brittish styles in late period have
more documentation available in this country than Russian pieces from
the time of Saint Vladimir.  The point being the A&S side of things
doesn't take performance into consideration.  So the more we move to
that venue and away from things like circles and bardic specific
competitions, the more we loose from the thing that most defines
Bardic: the audience.  If we can do both, that would be ideal, but
swinging from one extreme all the way to the other isn't going to aid
the situation.


On 11/8/06, Alden Drake <alden_drake at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I actually prefer putting together more documentation for bardic pieces that I enter into A&S competitions, as opposed to putting together documentation for bardic competitions.  My thinking on this is that static A&S judging should be weighed more on the research done for your entry, where bardic judging should be weighed more on the performance aspect.  I won a Gate's Edge A&S Championship in which I entered a sonnet that I wrote.  For 14 lines of poetry, I had four pages of documentation. :)
> Alden

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