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'''Story telling''' has a rich history in all cultures.  [[Bard]]s,[[skald]]s and [[troubadour]]s were known through the [[middle ages]] and the telling of a good tale at [[inn]]s, community gatherings, and even at [[court]] was appreciated.   
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'''Story telling''' has a rich history in all cultures.  [[Bard]]s, [[skald]]s and [[troubadour]]s were known through the [[middle ages]] and the telling of a good tale at [[inn]]s, community gatherings, and even at [[court]] was appreciated.   
  
 
==Story Telling in the SCA==
 
==Story Telling in the SCA==
 
This tradition has been handed down to the [[SCA]].  Stories are told as entertainment at SCA [[court]]s and [[feast]]s, at [[Arts & Sciences]] competitions, and at [[Bardic_Circle|bardic circle]]s.
 
This tradition has been handed down to the [[SCA]].  Stories are told as entertainment at SCA [[court]]s and [[feast]]s, at [[Arts & Sciences]] competitions, and at [[Bardic_Circle|bardic circle]]s.
  
Aside from standard medieval stories, the SCA has an [[oral history]] of its own that has developed over the years.  Exploits of SCA [[king]]s and [[knight]]s and local characters, [[drunk]]en revelries, embarassing moments, and disastrous [[event]]s that, 10 years later, people can finally "look back and laugh" on.  Songs developed about SCA life are also considered [[filk]].  It is perhaps one of the truly anachronistic features of the SCA because while the content of the stories stems from our modern experiences, the development, spread, and sometimes [[mythology|legendary status]] these stories and their characters take on must be similiar to how stories and legends spread in the [[Middle Ages]].
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Aside from standard medieval stories, the SCA has an [[oral history]] of its own that has developed over the years.  Stories are told of the exploits of SCA [[king]]s and [[knight]]s and local characters, [[drunk]]en revelries, embarassing moments, and disastrous [[event]]s that, 10 years later, people can finally "look back and laugh" on.  Most songs developed about SCA life are considered [[filk]], although some are written in [[period]] style and without [[OOP]] references and are not truly filk.  It is perhaps one of the truly anachronistic features of the SCA because while the content of the stories stems from our modern experiences, the development, spread and sometimes [[legend|legendary status]] that these stories and their characters take on must be similiar to how stories and legends spread in the [[Middle Ages]].
  
The common way to begin an SCA-themed story is ''"[[No Shit, There I Was|No shit, there I was]]"''
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The common way to begin an SCA-themed story is ''"[[No Shit, There I Was|No shit, there I was]]."''
  
 
==Story Sources==
 
==Story Sources==
 
* [[The Decameron]]
 
* [[The Decameron]]
 
* [[Canterbury Tales]]
 
* [[Canterbury Tales]]
* [[The Heptameron]]
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* [http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/navarre/heptameron/heptameron.html The Heptameron]
 
* [[Mabinogion]]
 
* [[Mabinogion]]
 
* [[Fabliaux]]
 
* [[Fabliaux]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=47 Atlantian A&S Links: Storytelling]
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[[category:arts]]
 
[[category:arts]]

Latest revision as of 04:06, 10 September 2007

Story telling has a rich history in all cultures. Bards, skalds and troubadours were known through the middle ages and the telling of a good tale at inns, community gatherings, and even at court was appreciated.

Story Telling in the SCA

This tradition has been handed down to the SCA. Stories are told as entertainment at SCA courts and feasts, at Arts & Sciences competitions, and at bardic circles.

Aside from standard medieval stories, the SCA has an oral history of its own that has developed over the years. Stories are told of the exploits of SCA kings and knights and local characters, drunken revelries, embarassing moments, and disastrous events that, 10 years later, people can finally "look back and laugh" on. Most songs developed about SCA life are considered filk, although some are written in period style and without OOP references and are not truly filk. It is perhaps one of the truly anachronistic features of the SCA because while the content of the stories stems from our modern experiences, the development, spread and sometimes legendary status that these stories and their characters take on must be similiar to how stories and legends spread in the Middle Ages.

The common way to begin an SCA-themed story is "No shit, there I was."

Story Sources

External Links