From The Page (March, 1973):
The International House of the University of California, Berkeley, has invited the Society to participate in a night of medieval revelry on March 31, Saturday, from 8pm to 12:30. Members of the Society will be deomstrating flamenco and belly-dancing, techniques of fighting, et caetera. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in the abovementioned events and the bardic circle and court dancing. If you have an instrument, bring it. If you have any special talents--poetry, dancing--be sure to come and participate. Admission is free to Society members in pre-1600 garb. No alcoholic beverages except for beer and wine will be permitted, and please no smoking in the Great Hall and Auditorium. If you would like your banner hung in the hall (and we would like to use them), please bring them to Sabrina de la Bere no later than March 25. For more details contact Sabrina de la Bere (address, phone omitted).
From the History (by Wilhelm):
Held at International House, Berkeley. James and Verena presided. There was dancing and fighting demonstrations. Sabrina de la Bere was the autocrat.
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“There were two or three of these International House revels. They were a good time. Luise and Christine danced at one or two, getting a good response.
“In the same general time period as the International House revels were the classes by Sensei (fill in the blank here, someone) who had, among other things taught Toshiro Mifune and attracted the presence of several SCA swordfighters at his classes. He comes to mind because part of at least one revel at IHouse was a demo by his students, and very entertaining it was. Henrik and several of his household were students of the sensei, as well as others. Earl of Morris might have been another, I don't know.
“I wasn't, as I didn't have the time and inclination, but many of my friends were, and the "dojo" was an influence on the SCA for several years, and I imagine various vestiges are still present.” – Stefan de Lorraine, who felt that one medievalism at a time was enough.
“Takahashi Sensei is still active in San Bruno.” – Mary of Tamar
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© Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
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