Performing Arts

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

Scottish Studies Scholarships Available

The Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival is looking for applicants for scholarships in Scottish Studies, especially in the fields of music, dancing or literature.

Shakespeare portrait a fake, say experts

Top art authorities at the UK's National Portrait Gallery have determined that one of the best-known portraits of William Shakespeare was painted two centuries after his death.

University of Nevada presents Claire Bloom in "Shakespeare's Women"

Noted actress Claire Bloom stars in a production of "Shakespeare's Women" on Saturday, April 23, at the University of Nevada -- Las Vegas.

IC Wales: Shopowner Blasts Teens with Medieval Music

A Welsh shopowner has found a novel way to deal with rowdy teenagers: he bombards them with medieval music.

Brass Ring Thing

Calling all Fighters, Fencers, Archers, Practitioners of Thrown Weapons, Artisans, Musicians, Dancers, Performers, Heralds, Bards, Games Players and SCA-dians in general to participate in the 5th Annual Brass Ring Thing in the Canton of Beau Fleuve.

Melon Wars

MC busts some Chaucer at Oakland high school

Students at a high school in Oakland, California, attended a performance of "The Rap Canterbury Tales" by Dirk "Baba" Brinkman, a "hip-hop Chaucer rapper."

Which Monty Python Character are You?

In celebration of the Broadway premiere of Spamalot, Entertainment Weekly has posted a trivia quiz to determine which Monty Python character you most closely resemble.

Spamalot Debuts to Rave Reviews

The new musical, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has finally debuted on Broadway, to rave reviews.

Lend Me Thine Ears: Medieval Poetry

Are you a "poet and don't know-et?" This week, Dame Aoife takes us on a poetic journey through this fine art that has been the choice of lovers, leaders, and lechers since time immemorial.

Bardic Madness Photos Online

Lady Mechthild zur Drachenhoehle has posted photos from the Kingdom of Northshield's recent Bardic Madness event.

Early Music Festival features music from the British Isles

This year's Amherst Early Music Festival will be centering on the "Music of the British Isles: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque". Two week-long sessions will be held at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont July 10-17 and July 17-24.

Guild Fanucci Presents "Iron Bard"

Do you have the mettle to claim the iron? Guild Fanucci wants to know!

Photos from L'Ile du Dragon Dormant's First Investiture Online

Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen has posted photos from the recent Investiture of Pellandres dit le Frere and Valeria Laskaris in the Barony of L'Ile du Dragon Dormant (Montreal).

Noir Records

Noir Records is a U.S. record label that has become the home of many of Europe's most popular medieval bands, including Corvus Corax, Estampie, Irfan and Qntal.

Fanucci

The Guild Fanucci is "a fellowship of playful mischief-makers dedicated to bardic and theatrical arts, and having fun." This household, led by Master Aaron faheud Swiftrunner, was originally known as House Teafort when founded in AS XIII.

Washington Early Music Festival 2005 Lineup Announced

The Washington Early Music Festival has announced some of the performers scheduled for its June 2005 Festival concert series, which will be based on the music of Spain and the New World.

Early Music Quartet Orlando Consort Reviewed

New York Times reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at medieval music quartet, the Orlando Consort, who appeared at Columbia University in a recent concert.

Jugglers, Tumblers, and Bards II

Here ye now both song and tale of gallantry once more in the wide vast hills of Coppertree. In this our second act, again we call ye performers back. Singers, tale-spinners, dancers and even mime come once more for a wonderous time!

It's Not the End of the World

It is my pleasure to announce that the Outpost of Falkewinde will be putting on its very first event June 17-19 in the beautiful wilds of Western Northshield. The Event is called "It's Not the End of the World", and we're playing lightly with a Norse Ragnorak theme.

Ragnarok

The Barony of Ramshaven Presents Ragnarok.

Musicians Sought for Known World Dance Symposium 5, Rowany Festival

Finn has announced that organizers of the Rowany Festival and Known World Dance Symposium 5 are looking for musicians to perform at the various balls.

Auditions Scheduled for Pennsic Macbeth

Baron Lorcan Dracontius has announced that auditions will soon take place for a production of Macbeth at Pennsic War XXXIV.

"Spamalot" brings Monty Python to Broadway

According to this USAToday article, a can of Spam "Golden Honey Grail" will be given to each of the first 100 customers who buy tickets to the Broadway production of Monty Python's Spamalot.

Winter Feast and Revel

Heed the call of Hearkner, the Great Horn of Beast Valley. Come one, come all to honor our Hunter and her Consort at Beast Valley's Winter Feast and Revel!

Event Report: Septentrian 12th Night

"What a Drag!" reports Lord Colyne Stewart of the Septentrian 12th Night event, as he describes the, errr..., beauty-challenged Beard "Sisters" whose antics enlivened this Ealdormere event on January 22.

Northshielders Accept Bardic Challenge

Residents of the Kingdom of Northshield have the chance to showcase their performance skills at an upcoming Bardic Challenge. Instructors are also needed.

Bardic Madness XV

Come all ye bards and lovers of the bardic arts to the XVth Bardic Madness, the first in the Kingdom of Northshield! The Shire of Shattered Oak will host a day of challenges and classes, many wonderful performances, a delicious feast, and much more.

Viking Winter Games

The Shire of Selviergard will host Viking Winter Games February 12, 2005 in Eagle River, Alaska.

Variety: Getting the Costumes Right

Costume designers in Hollywood walk a fine line between authenticity and getting the right look for an epic film.