Performing Arts

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

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."

Renaissance Players Present Shakespeare at ISU

Artensia Kennedy of the Indiana Statesman reports on the Renaissance Fair sponsored by the Indiana State University English Department and members of the local SCA group.

Master Michael Alewright Named Sylvan Bard of AEthelmearc

Silence de Cherbourg of the Bardic College of AEthelmearc has announced that Master Michael Alewright has been named Sylvan Bard by Their Majesties Malcolm and Tessa.

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.