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The entire epic will be split into two performances:
Saturday night, Nov 14, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday afternoon, Nov 15, at 2:00 p.m.
The poem tells the story of the hero Beowulf who rescues the Danes by killing the monstrous Grendel. He goes on to kill Grendel’s mother, become king, and then in his old age must face a dragon. Throughout the story, he learns lessons about kingship, feud, and the dangers inherent in fighting a monster
The performance will be presented with the natural, organic backgrounds of our homes such as bookshelves, workshops, home offices, kitchens, and living rooms.
We will tell the story without stage magic, but instead will use the available medium to bring Beowulf into the homes of the audience.
While the exact age of Beowulf is not known, the anonymously written poem is the earliest work of full scale English literature.
Beowulf consists of 3182 lines of poetry. It takes three and a half hours to perform it in its entirety.
The artistic team gratefully acknowledges the support of the East Kingdom Web Ministry, and the East Kingdom Ministry of Arts and Sciences.
The artistic team is:
Director: Master Toki Skáldagörvir (AEthelmearc)
Stage Manager/Company Manager: Mistress Jenevra de Carvalhal (East)
Academic and Literary Advisor: Prof. M. Wendy Hennequin (Tennessee State University, Nashville)
Assistant Director: Mistress Tyzes Sofia “Zsof” (Midrealm)
Assistant Director: Lucas Abernathy (East)
Director Toki Skáldagörvir is excited to be a part of the production.
“Beowulf is still relevant today. Leadership matters, well-earned loyalty is essential, and pride is a dangerous path,” Toki said, adding that Nietzche’s much later advice was true for Beowulf, and is true today, “Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster.”
This month’s ÆLive! is scheduled for this Saturday, October 24th from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Special feature for all those fun, spooky things, masks, costumes and tricks or treats to be shared just in time for Halloween!!!
For more about the broadcast and submitting photos for Halloween special feature, see the event announcement here
** A Special Note to all those who come to watch the next episode: Zoom information for next show now includes a password to access watching the show which is listed in zoom information on the ÆLive Event page **
Join us this week for an exploration of what the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office does (and doesn’t do!) as we speak to several past and present officers for DEI from around the Known World. You’ll learn about the original vision for the office, what DEI looks like in different kingdoms (as well as different levels) and how recent events and the pandemic reshaped plans and framed the current landscape. Questions are welcome through the Facebook Live!
Maestra Giada Alberti THL Sabine Crespelle Baroness Zahra Tesfaye Duchess Sha’ya Kjartanskona THL Aenor de Pessac Mewadi Margavati Bai, OL
SCA Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Wednesday, 10/14, 5pm PDT/6pm MDT/7pm CDT/8pm EDT/12am (Th 10/15) GMT firstname.lastname@example.org
This panel will be streamed through Facebook Live to the SCA Diversity Equity and Inclusion page. A link will be provided in this event on the day of, as well. The streamed version will remain accessible on this page for future viewing.
Panel/interview disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by panel/interview participants are their current opinions and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SCA Inc.
Zoom participant disclaimer: Please note that, by participating, you are agreeing to be recorded and granting permission to have the video posted to SCA Social Media Channels. #MySCA#InclusiveExcellence
Greetings Fair Æthelmearc from Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald,
I bring you breaking heraldic news! Please join me in wishing a happy retirement to Master Madoc Arundel. I cannot thank Madoc enough for serving Æthelmearc for over 5 years as Garnet and Cornelian heralds handling all heraldic submissions for the kingdom, and shortly he will even take a rest.
Because Æthelmearc has new Kingdom Deputy Heralds, I am pleased to announce that THLady Eleanore Godwin will be taking the Mantle of Garnet Herald and THLady Alianora Bronhulle wil be taking the mantle of Cornelian Herald and they will be taking over the heraldic submissions for the Kingdom with Master Madoc’s guidance. My deep appreciation to these two Ladies for taking these offices!
Greetings Unto Sylvan Æthelmearc from Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile, Interim Silver Buccle Principal Herald of Æthelmearc.
As was recently announced, Her Ladyship Sophie Davenport has resigned as Silver Buccle Herald of Æthelmearc. Their Majesties and I thank her for her service to the Kingdom. I have stepped in as the Emergency Deputy, and will hold the office for the next 3 months while I gather letters of intent for Silver Buccle. To that end I announce the call for letters for Silver Buccle Principal Herald of Æthelmearc.
Just What is Silver Buccle? Silver Buccle Herald is the Principal Herald of Æthelmearc, is a Great Officer of State of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, and member of the Financial Committee of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. The Office of Silver Buccle Herald is responsible for Quarterly Reports to the Society Herald, Heraldic Submissions of names and armory within Æthelmearc, conducting Royal Courts, announcing Tournaments, maintaining the Order of Precedence, oversees the Æthelmearc College of Heralds, warrants all Æthelmearc heralds, and general heraldic knowledge of the kingdom. The Office has many deputies to assist in the performance of these tasks.
Please send Letters of intent and SCA resumes to Silver Buccle at email@example.com, and Their Majesties at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Letters of intent are due by November 1st 2020 in order to be considered for the office. The term of Office for Silver Buccle normally runs for 2 years from May Crown Tournament to May Crown Tournament. The next term of Office will run from January 2021 to May Spring Crown in 2023.
If you have any questions about the Office of Silver Buccle, please feel free to email questions to Ae.firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will do my best to provide answers.
Their Royal Majesties have agreed, in consultation with myself, the Deputy Kingdom Seneschal for Pandemics (Duke Christopher), and Master Morien, the Kingdom Earl Marshal, we are continuing the pause on heavy fighting and rapier fighting until at least January 31, 2021.
I know this is not what we want. However, his Grace has indicated that they have been seeing an increase in cases from schools and from sports. That does not bode well for our fighting activities. It is best that we be prudent and do our best to stay healthy.
Please wear your masks, wash your hands, and socially distance when at all possible.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.
As announced at ÆLive last Saturday, Their Sylvan Majesties King Maynard von dem Steine and Queen Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaohamnaigh are pleased to let it be known to all that They are looking forward to choosing Their Arts & Sciences Champions at the Virtual Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship to be concluded on Saturday December 5th.
We are still ironing out some details, but we wanted to announce the Tourney and its concept now so that you can get your act and entry together in time. While some things may still change a bit, the event will be organized as follows. The Kingdom A&S Championship will be held entirely virtual, much along the lines of the Virtual Queen’s Prize Tourney that we ran in the Spring. We will create an online entry form, where you will upload some basic information, your documentation and a few photographs.
This being Kingdom Championship, we require written documentation, however don’t let that deter you from entering. The judging itself will be face to face over zoom during private sessions between each entrant and their judges. Judging will be as close as possible to the normal judging at the traditional A&S Championships: two sessions with two judges of about 30-45 minutes for each entrant.
Judging will be performed with the help of a rubric that will be shared with entrants and judges ahead of time. The scores will be tallied once all judging is completed and relayed to Their Majesties who will choose Their Champions. Right now, we are planning to spread out the judging during the week prior to December 5th so that we can coordinate suitable time slots for the entrants and judges with a limited number of zoom rooms. We plan to have part of the presentations public, so that the populous can also chat with the entrants and admire their entries over zoom. In addition, we will share all entries publicly on the Kingdom Office of Arts and Sciences website and create a public forum to leave comments, just as we did for the Virtual Queen’s Prize Tourney. Unfortunately, at this point, again due to the nature of virtual judging, and the practicality and legality of shipping foodstuffs and alcohol, anything that needs to be sniffed, tasted, or quaffed for proper judging is unfortunately not eligible. Don’t get us wrong – we really would not mind having consumables shipped to us in this time of need! But we don’t want you to break the law either. That being said, we totally encourage and accept research-paper entries in these areas. However, if we do still come up with a way to make it work, you will be the first to know.
We want to emphasize that we totally love to see partial projects! It doesn’t have to be a completely finished entry to be eligible. As usual, you may also enter up to three related objects as a single entry. Prior entry in another competition or display does not disqualify you from entering, we love to see continued progress on existing projects. Finally, given the virtual nature of the competition, we encourage everyone to go overboard with progress and final pictures or get creative with a short video. Show us your project from every angle as if we have it in our hands!
Their Sylvan Majesties and the Kingdom Office of Arts & Sciences are very much looking forward to seeing what our Kingdom has to offer! Keep an eye out on this channel for further information!
Yours in service, Hrólfr and Elska á Fjárfelli (KMoAS) Robert of Ferness (A&S Webminister)