Session Title

Performing Malory: The Tale of Arthur and Lucius, Emperor of Rome (A Readers' Theater Performance)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Leila K. Norako, Kristi J. Castleberry

Organizer Affiliation

Stanford Univ., Univ. of Rochester

Presider Name

Leila K. Norako, Kristi J. Castleberry

Paper Title 1

Performers

Presenter 1 Name

Stephen Atkinson, Alison Baker, Laura Bedwell, Daisy Black

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Park Univ., California Polytechnic State Univ.-Pomona, Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Univ. of Manchester

Paper Title 2

Performers

Presenter 2 Name

Katherine Briant, Steffi Delcourt, Alison Harper

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Rochester, Independent Scholar, Univ. of Rochester

Paper Title 3

Performers

Presenter 3 Name

James Howard, Kimberly Jack, Timothy R. Jordan

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Emory Univ., Auburn Univ., Zane State College

Paper Title 4

Performers

Presenter 4 Name

Joyce King, Patricia V. Lehman, John Leland

Presenter 4 Affiliation

St. Louis Univ., Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Salem International Univ.

Paper Title 5

Performers

Presenter 5 Name

Bernard Lewis, Kara L. McShane, Meredith Reynolds

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Murray State Univ., Univ. of Rochester, Francis Marion Univ.

Paper Title 6

Performers

Presenter 6 Name

Rebecca Proud, Sebastian Rider-Bezerra, Derek Shank

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Clermont College, Univ. of Cincinnati, Aberystwyth Univ., Univ. of Western Ontario

Paper Title 7

Performers

Presenter 7 Name

Kendra Smith, Padmini Sukumaran, Paul R. Thomas, Thomas Tutt

Presenter 7 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Davis, St. John's Univ., New York, Chaucer Studio, Univ. of Texas-Arlington

Start Date

15-5-2015 7:30 PM

Session Location

Valley III Stinson Lounge

Description

Sessions of "Malory Aloud" have occurred at the Congress since 2000, and they attempt to recreate the medieval experience of Malory's MORTE in modern dress (but in Malorian dialect). The text was typically read aloud, and the experience of Malory's text in this way makes available elements of humor, theme, and even characterization not immediately apparent in a silent reading.

For the past few years, our ensemble has performed theme- or character-based readings, and this performance would have us, instead, focus on a single tale in the Morte. Our ensemble has never before concentrated on the Tale of Arthur and Lucius (which was heavily influenced by The Alliterative Morte Arthure), and this book contains several narrative moves pivotal to the Morte as a whole. As such, we hope to continue our tradition of providing entertaining but also illuminating readings by examining this particular tale and bringing it to life.

Leila K. Norako

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May 15th, 7:30 PM

Performing Malory: The Tale of Arthur and Lucius, Emperor of Rome (A Readers' Theater Performance)

Valley III Stinson Lounge

Sessions of "Malory Aloud" have occurred at the Congress since 2000, and they attempt to recreate the medieval experience of Malory's MORTE in modern dress (but in Malorian dialect). The text was typically read aloud, and the experience of Malory's text in this way makes available elements of humor, theme, and even characterization not immediately apparent in a silent reading.

For the past few years, our ensemble has performed theme- or character-based readings, and this performance would have us, instead, focus on a single tale in the Morte. Our ensemble has never before concentrated on the Tale of Arthur and Lucius (which was heavily influenced by The Alliterative Morte Arthure), and this book contains several narrative moves pivotal to the Morte as a whole. As such, we hope to continue our tradition of providing entertaining but also illuminating readings by examining this particular tale and bringing it to life.

Leila K. Norako