Pennsic Classes 2017

Classes I am teaching this Pennsic, just click on a link to view the handouts.

Dead Men Walking – on fear of the walking dead in the Middle Ages and the methods used to prevent the dead from coming back, based on archaeological evidence, with reconstructions of these atypical burials as visual aides.

Baba Yaga – on Baba Yaga. The handout has updated references

Fairy Tale and Legend Workshop and Composition in Performance – discussion of composition in performance as a period storytelling technique and summary of V. Propp’s structural analysis of the magic folktales. This is a two hour workshop, participants in the workshop will create a fairy tale, and, if time allows, a legend.

Writing Commedia Scenarios – a two hour workshop dedicated to writing scenarios based on sixteenth century models which are suitable for modern troupes and audiences.

 

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