[Sca-cooks] Mumming/Theatricals at feasts
kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 11:52:38 PST 2007
When our Barony hosted Twelfth Night last year, I tried to do something of
the sort. The theme was the elements...so I had four people, one
representing each element who did a presentation during the feast...each one
introduced a course. I had them wearing a kind of tabard, mask and circlet
of leaves/flowers/etc. in the colors of the element...and one of our poetry
laurels wrote some wonderful verses that each "element" read. It seemed to
go off very well.
On 1/18/07, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise <jenne at fiedlerfamily.net>
> A couple of years ago, I believe there may have been some discussion on
> the lists about documentation for Theatrical presentations and/or
> mummings during feasts.
> Turns out Roy Strong's book _Feast: A history of Grand Eating_ has some
> descriptions of 15th and 16th century feast mummings and spectacles,
> especially from pages 123-125, but other descriptions are scattered
> throughout the book. These include music, dancing, what we would call
> 'opera' type presentations, a staging of the siege of Jerusalem, and
> mimed theatricals.
> -- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
> "History doesn't always repeat itself. Sometimes it screams
> 'Why don't you ever listen to me?' and lets fly with a club."
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