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The Twenty-sixth Year

An Evening With Will -- Earngyld

October 26, 1991 (AS XXVI)

From The Page (October, 1991):

On October 26 A.S. XXVI at McPhetres Hall (address, Juneau) you are invited to attend "an evening with Will (Shakespeare)" who is an established playwright with many plays to his credit. This will be a celebration of his works in the form of games, activities, feasting (a formal feast), dancing, and a bardic. Food/site fee will be $10 for adults (12 and over), and $5 for children (under 12).

What a concept! Spend an evening with Will Shakespeare as one of his characters or as your own persona. Part of the fun of the evening will be to be and to guess what character everyone is portraying by their dress, speech, and actions. Therefore, no one should reveal to anyone else what character they will be prior to or during the event. The person who guesses the greatest number of characters will win a prize. The character guessing will be done during the first half of the event during other activities. Copies of all the plays will be available for reference at the event. There will also be gifts for best appropriately dressed male and female characters, and the person who stays most in character. If you would like to come as a Shakespearian character reserve your character with the autocrat, Wynflaed. She has brief character descriptions at her fingertips, which she and Maggie have made up. Characters are on a first reserved basis. First person to get to the autocrat gets first choice. Each assigned character will receive a character packet with information about his/her character, the play, quotable lines, and ideas as to how to present the character. Of course, I am sure all of you will have some of your own ideas, so feel free to be creative with your character.

Bardic contest will be the most original quote or passage in the style of Shakespeare, the best enactment (charade) of a passage in a Shakespeare play as picked at random out of a hat, and the best presenting of one of Shakespeares Sonnets. The most original quote in the style of Shakespeare must not be a quote taken from any Shakespeare plays, but must be an original quote/passage made up by the person or person(s) presenting it. What is important is that it seems as if this quote or passage could have come from a Shakespearean play.

There will be both active and passive (sitdown) activities for both active and laidback persons. There will be a live chess game (with innovations), board games available, a hands-on craft activity, and dancing. There will be a formal multiple remove feast with entertainment. In short there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Autocrat: Wynflaed of Hawksmir (name/contact info).

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