Here is a file in the PERFORMANCE ARTS section of the Florilegium on puppets that might be of interest: puppets-msg (18K) 3/23/15 Medieval puppets. http://www.florilegium.org/files/PERFORMANCE-ARTS/puppets-msg.html If anyone has done more extensive research on medieval puppets, I would love to add an article or handout or paper to this section. Stefan > On Apr 17, 2015, at 9:47 AM, Rex Deaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Crazy Llyw and Lady J, proprietors of the infamous Magic Carpet Kavehane, invite all those fond of creating alter-egos out of inanimate materials to test their mettle against their fellow artisans in the first-ever (to our knowledge) Shakespearean Puppet Competition. > > • Puppets may be of any non-hazardous material—handmade preferable, commercial also permissible, but consult criteria below. No size limits on puppets, however, those who wish to perform with larger than life size puppets please contact the Impresarios well in advance of your intent. > A 3 ½ foot wide stage with a tasteful backdrop, roughly 4 feet off of the ground will be provided. > > Judging Criteria > > • Scope- level of difficulty—including construction of puppets, additional scenery, use of musical instruments, etc. If you choose to utilize a commercial puppet, consideration will made for creative costuming and use. > • Creativity-choice of literary material, adaptation of content and medium, presentation–style of puppet. > • Authenticity—recognizing that the will be a need for adaptation and editing in most cases, entry will be judged on how close the performance comes to the style and spirit of the Elizabethan Era. -------- THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas [log in to unmask] http://www.linkedin.com/in/marksharris **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org **** -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com due to their DMARC policies.