Performing Arts

Music, storytelling, juggling, theatre, and similar artistic endeavors.

Bards and Bows

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 2 - 4, 2005. This event will be held at Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number), in Windsor, NY. The site opens at 6:00 P.M. on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday. Anyone still lingering after noon will be pressed into service for site clean up.

Laser Technology Used to Re-create Ancient Harp

Engineers from the University of Liverpool in England have created a reproduction of an ancient Iraqi harp, the Lyre if Ur.

"Omigoditsverysilly" Bardic at Pennsic War

Justinian, of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, has announced that there will be a "Omigoditsverysilly" Bardic around the Fools Rest Fire on Sunday, August 14 at Pennsic 34.

Beast V: A Beastly Event

We are pleased to announce a beastly event for the whole family: A Beastly Event (with a Beastly Feast): Beast V

"Original" Shakespeare Dialect has a Southern Twang

This summer, the Globe Theatre in London will perform an "original production" of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida using 16th century dialect as close as possible to what the Bard would have spoken.

Whiskey Bards Speak of the Elevation of One of Their Own: Tonius Von Driele

Two of the Whiskey Bards Speak of the Elevation of their own Tonius von Driele to the Order of the Laurel on Sunday July 24th at Highlands War's Raven Court of Eduard and Asa.

Bardic "Pearls" at Pennsic

Lady Catherine MacUrsus has announced that the Barony of Blackstone Mountain will host the Seven Pearls Interbaronial Bardic Championship at this year's Pennsic War.

Chaucer with a Beat

But can you dance to it? NPR's All Things Considered covered efforts to teach kids literature, including the works of Chaucer, by using rap music.

Neptunalia Photos Online

Lord Liam Mac anTsaoir has posted photos from the recent Neptunalia event held in the Barony March of the Debatable Lands.

"Monty Python’s Personal Best" on PBS

PBS has obtained the rights to air six new Monty Python specials, each showcasing a member of the British comedy troupe.

Known World Choir to Perform Music of Josquin Des Prez

Lady Erlandr Nordskald, Co-ordinator of the Known World Choir, reports that the Choir performance at Pennsic 34 will honor the 555th birthday of composer Josquin Des Prez.

Commedia del'Arte to Tour Country

"Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters," a Piccolo Teatro di Milano production, will be touring the country this summer and fall, bringing laughs and mayhem to audiences unused to the theatrical form.

Mid-Summer Knight's Dream XIII: Around the Globe

The Bard of Avon is calling you to Mid-Summer Knight's Dream XIII : Around the Globe this Labor Day weekend in Smythkepe.

Pennsic Fools Parade 2005

Come join your fellow foolish friends and parade through the streets of Pennsic on Tuesday, August 16th, in a celebration of your joyous spirit! Read more at The Pennsic Independent.

Something Wicked Comes to Pennsic War....

Robina M'Baine, who will be playing Hecate, has announced that this year's performance of the Known World Players at Pennsic War will be...the Scottish Play!

Proposal for the Study and Education of Historical Combat Techniques within the SCA

From the Office of the Society Minister for Arts and Sciences comes a proposal to "to create a place in the SCA where the study, teaching, and (controlled) demonstration of historical combat techniques and practices have a home society-wide."

Bronze Orpheus Might Point to Tomb

Archaeologists working on a site near the village of Tatul in Bulgaria are hoping that the discovery of a rare bronze statue of Orpheus might lead to the hero's tomb.

Newcomer's Feast III

The populace of Pavlovsk Gavan would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate our 3rd annual Newcomer's Feast on Saturday, October 8th. The theme this year is the The Land of Cockaigne.

Fire in the Sky: History of Fireworks

From a secure bunker at an undisclosed location in the Pocono Mountains, Dame Aoife sends forth links about the history of the "artillery" whose echoing thunder now resounds through her abode.

Known World Poetic Challenge to Take Place at Pennsic

Olivier de Bayonne, Poeta Atlantiae, will be sponsoring the known World Poetic Challenge at this year's Pennsic War.

Pennsic Performances Schedule Announced

THL Sofia Tyzes, Performing Arts Pavilion Coordinator for Pennsic 34, has announced that the schedule for Pennsic performances has been published.

Barenaked Shakespeare

Celeste Headlee of Detroit Public Radio reports on the Canadian rock group Barenaked Ladies' familiarity with the songs of William Shakespeare.

Ansteorra Dance and Music Symposium 2005

Come one, come all to the best dance and music training symposium in the Kingdom of Ansteorra: Kingdom Dance and Music Symposium 2005 (KDMS). The event is hosted by the Canton of Westgate, within the Barony of Stargate, and will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2005. Gate opens at 8:00 am.

Shakespeare 2007: Arts Groups Plan Ambitious Citywide Festival in Washington, DC

The Washington Post reports on a citywide Shakespeare festival planned for 2007 in the U.S. capital, bringing together everyone from the Folger Shakespeare Library and Washington Shakespeare Company, to The Tiny Ninja Theatre.

Double Wars XVIII Photos Online

Aulus Flavius Britannicus has posted photos from the recent Double Wars event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Incipient Shire of Wyndhame Seeks Help with Ren Faire Demo

Laird Stuart Joseph reports that the Incipient Shire of Wyndhame will be participating in the Vermont Renaissance Festival in Guilford, Vermont this summer and needs volunteers to help with crafts, fighting and fencing.

Coxcomb Academy

The Coxcomb Academy of Performing Arts is one of the premier resources in the SCA for instruction in European stage and street performance techniques. Each year at Pennsic War, they provide a full week of intensive training in the performing arts, with a graduation performance at the conclusion of the week.

"Spamalot" nominated for fourteen Tony Awards

"Spamalot", Monty Python's new musical based on the cult classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, garnered fourteen nominations for Tony awards, including best musical.

Spring Fling XIV

Come one, come all to celebrate Spring Fling with Windhaven. Compete in the Torchlight tourney and the Annual Windhaven Chalice tourney. There will also be rapier, youth activities, classes, plus the Bowling for Beverages competition! There is something for everyone, so come and share the festivities!

Rose Theatre Site Casts Light on Elizabethan Life

Soil samples taken from the site of London's Elizabethan Rose Theatre reveals that the 16th century theatre experience was "a huge party."