[Namron] Changes to requirements for performances at the Norman Medieval Fair...

Pukhta 'Pooky' Lovvek pookyloves at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 16:52:03 PDT 2009

So your telling me nothing has changed and I can still walk in the
grand procession with a fake rose wrapped around each finger , one
soft cloth flower around my neck sitting on my shoulder and a soft big
red cuddly blossom unbloomed mounted to the front of my belt?

Oh good! I'm glad nothing has changed and that there will be people
enforcing others to do the same.

I'll see you Saturday and Sunday of the fair!

His Pookacousness The Doily Poohkta

Respect your creation, love me and be then healed. A grand plan done
in a simple way.
-- Pookspeare

"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I
can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do
it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way
again!"  -- Master Jerry Lewis

2009/4/1 Robert Atwood <rob at mummersguild.com>:
> I regret to inform you that apparently the Fantasy Actor's Guild has noticed
> our little fair in Namron, possibly due to the increased media coverage in
> the last couple of years.  As such, they have declared that given the number
> of new-age style merchants and the ready availability of fairy wings in
> myriad colors, the Norman Medieval Fair has been categorized as a fantasy
> event, and as such is under their auspices.
> What does that mean for us?  Unfortunately (especially for those who have
> taken the acting workshops given last month) that means that period speech
> (of any period) is banned, unless each speech makes mention of some element
> of fantasy.  Should performers at the fair wish to greet a lady, the phrase
> "Good morrow to you, milady" must instead be changed to include a fantasy
> element, such as "Lo, how the fairies do shine upon thee this morn, milady".
> Additionally, all names of performers must have a consonant preceding them
> with a gratuitous apostrophe, should the performer be portraying a noble.
>  For example, Lord Lorenzo must now be F'Lorenzo and Lady Antonia is now
> K'antonia.  Further, all garb that is considered "too period" will be
> required to be modified to include no less than 42 square inches of sequins
> and/or black vinyl.  If garb is feminine, red vinyl may be substituted.
> There are a number of other rules and regulations which are available at
> the F.A.G. website.  Fortunately, unlike S.A.G., there is no requirement
> that you be a member before performing in the medieval fair.  Unfortunately,
> however, the Fantasy Actor's Guild takes enforcement of its policies
> seriously and will have "Compliance Officers" present to ensure they are
> carried out.  These compliance officers are described as having sullen blue
> eyes and a black square-cut mane and are recognizable by their chiseled
> musculature made visible by their naugahyde loincloths and faux fur cloaks,
> complete with elforyn skull-shaped shoulder pieces.  Should you be
> performing when one or more (they like to travel in pairs) of these
> compliance officers approaches, it is advisable to immediately break
> character and begin speaking (without appearing to notice them) in a deep
> southern accent with lots of "Y'all"s and "OK"s thrown in to make it clear
> you are not giving a period performance.  "Y'all oughta go have you some of
> them funnel cakes an' go ride them elephants over yonder, OK?" will probably
> throw them off the scent.
> The last person the Guild's compliance officers caught performing in a
> period manner was found a day later, boiled in his own figgy pudding with a
> coat-hanger and panty-hose fairy wing through his heart.
> Should anyone still wish to learn how to play (in period) with the crowds, I
> will be working with people off and on through the fair as I have time from
> my other duties, and will risk life and limb to help as many as I can...
> just keep your eyes peeled for those compliance officers...
> -Robert o' the Faire
> PS- I tried to send this with a small attachment (the Faire Thee Well phrase
> guide for performing at the fair).  However, since it didn't get through,
> please email me if you would like  a copy.
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