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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sketchin' at the Faire - Part II

One of the big events of the festival was the live production of Sir Ywayn, the Stone & the Well, an amazing masked dramatization of a 14th century Middle English Arthurian romance is featured by Camlann's troop of players. Taken from a translation of Chr├ętien de Troyes' Yvain, written in the 12th century. This summer we will present the first of three parts of the romance, in which Ywayn encounters a mysterious knight who guards a well and magical stone in the forest Brocelianda.

It had narrating 'minstrels' -

- knights, maidens, King Arthur and a hunky Ywayn (this is not a tale I'm familiar with, and I can't say I know it much better now. Did I mention I was mostly sketching?)


I did notice at one point that a pitched battle ensued, with much clanging of swords and shields -


The audience looked on with bated breath!

I *think* everything was resolved satisfactorily...



I was kind of busy watching the watchers...

6 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

I LOVE these sketches, you draw children so well. The sense of rapt attention is captured perfectly. It looks like a lot of fun.

The Ms. S said...

Yes, your sketches are absolutely beautiful. The enchanted are the enchanting.

The event looks like a wonderful way to pass a summer day. It brings back warm memories of our wedding reception, held in a *Celtic Hall* :)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Sweet watchers, a perfect reflection of the day.

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Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Looks like so much fun!