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<pre>Don’t be silly---of course not!
 +
 +
                                  If it’s your first tournament and
 +
you’re not quite sure whether you want to go to all that trouble until
 +
you’re sure the society is your meat ….if you’re broke this week ….
 +
if you find out about the event four days before it happens …it’s
 +
easy as pie to make up an authentic-looking costume for practically
 +
nothing, out of the contents of your closets and bureaus or at worst
 +
the rummage counter of the Goodwill Stores.
 +
 +
                                      Women’s costumes all have,
 +
as basis, a long dress. The “granny gown” fashionable a year or so ago
 +
can be worn with a veil and kerchief to look very 1600-ish. Ladies of
 +
the Society have been known to use, as fundamental costume, a plain-
 +
colored, voluminous flannel nightgown, ornamented with a chain girdle,
 +
a sash, a head-veil or cloak. The floor-length muu-muu is also quite
 +
all right; it’s a direct descendant of the Roman dalmatica, a female
 +
garment from 400 down through the dark ages. At worst, a long skirt
 +
can be made in one hour by even the most inexperienced seamstress, and
 +
worn with a peasant blouse.
 +
 +
                      Men can also be costumed inexpensively. Tight
 +
trousers will do for hose, and a collarless shirt, Nehru shirt in plain
 +
colors, or Russian blouse, for a tunic. Make a surcoat from two towels
 +
pinned together at the shoulders; for greater realism, use two broaches
 +
for the pins. Boots and sandals (not both at once, dopey!) add to the
 +
effect. For a peasant costume, borrow baggy trousers from someone fatter,
 +
hold them up with a piece of rope, and wear a too-big shirt with collar
 +
and cuffs cut off. At worst, put on a loincloth, borrow a pitchfork,
 +
and come as a serf…. Or sew two sheets together for an Arab’s burnoose…
 +
or get an old Choir robe and be a monk.
 +
 +
                                  Children can be costumed easily
 +
and cheaply. A small girl could wear a cotton or flannel nightgown; this
 +
basic pattern was the female garment thoughout the Dark and Middle ages.
 +
With a belt, and a towel cloak, and flowers in her hair, she’s ready.
 +
A boy could wear tights, a long-sleeved tunic or blouse, and a tabard
 +
or tunic of two small towels, fore and aft, pinned at the shoulders,
 +
with a rope or leather belt. Of course, very small children went naked
 +
in the Middle ages, but we don’t recommend that much realism in a
 +
public place.
 +
 +
                Cloaks for men, women and children can be made from
 +
bedspreads, old tablecloths, (especially with fringe) beach towels,
 +
or antiquated rain-capes.
 +
 +
                            Some day, or course, you may want an
 +
authentic costume; meanwhile, don’t let the lack of one keep you
 +
away. Almost any trunk. closet, attic or rummage counter will
 +
yield costume materials. The important thing is to get into the spirit
 +
of the fun. If you have attempted the spirit of a costume, no one
 +
will throw you out for your failure to achieve the letter; they may
 +
even acquire your ingenuity.
 +
 +
                                Dame Marion.
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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A REMINDER: CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
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 +
                        Every Sunday: Artisans at Beardman’s
 +
                        October 13th: Dancers and Musicians at Breens
 +
                        OCTOBER 27th, 1968: TOURNAMENT AND REVEL IN
 +
                              CLOVE LAKES PARK, STATEN ISLAND
 +
</pre>
== Discussion / Notes ==
== Discussion / Notes ==

Revision as of 18:22, 16 June 2010

"Pennoncel" was the name of first newsletter published for the Kingdom of the East. The Kingdom newsletter underwent many name changes before settling into the "Pikestaff" of today. The is the fourth issue that was publish (we are still trying to nail down how many issues were published). The chronicler was Dame Elfrida of Greenwalls (Marion Breen), better know to us today as the author Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Contents

Cover Letter Text

Cover letter
Cover letter
S T O P: Before you read the accompanying PENNONCEL, this
brief postscript --or should I say prescript, since
it comes first --is necessary;

First of all, our new address will NOT be 416 State Street, and
nothing should be sent to that address. For various reasons,
the major one of which is that the owner was unable to evict
the prior tenants, we could not take possession. Therefore, the
new address for Breens is 2 Swain Avenue, Staten Island, 1O3l2.

This also makes a difference in the announced rehearsal for
dancers. We have obtained permission to hold it in the
Staten Island Center for the Creative Arts, 56 Beach Street,
Stapleton, Staten Island. To get there, take any bus from
the Ferry Building which goes through Stapleton, and ask the
driver how to get to Beach Street. This is 3 P.M., October 13,
Sunday afternoon, and thanks are due to Les Gerber for
getting us permission to hold the rehearsal there.

I don't think there is room for musicians to rehearse at the
same time, so will the musicians please telephone me at the
new address after September l4th? I don't know yet what the
new number will be; but if you dial the old number, (ELI-7362)
calls will be transferred to the new one. We will arrange to
rehearse somehow.

Our new house has a huge living room with a fireplace, and a
lawn so large that we could almost hold a full-scale tournament
there; we may try it sometime this spring, as it will save us
the trouble of getting permission; also, unhampered by Park
regulations, we could provide wine, beer, etc. However, this
time, we'll stick to Clove Lakes Park as stated herein.

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN on October 27th; we will hold an indoor
revel, with feasting, at our new house.

Now go ahead and read this copy of PENNONCEL, with our
apologies for being so late in sending it out; we didn't
dare let the false information about our new address go out,
and as you can well imagine, we were doing some frantic last
minute house-hunting, Remember; dancers at the Creative Arts
Center, Beach Street, Staten Island, on October l3th;
musicians, please call me after the l4th and we will arrange
a rehearsal.

            Marion Breen
			
IN THE MEANTIME: If you need to reach us, phone WB at PL3-71137
if you need to send us anything in writing, use 65 East 56
St., NYC 10022. NAIL NO LONGER GOES TO URBANA ST. Deo
volente, the new place will be reachable by mail and phone
after the 15th--possibly earlier.

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Page 4 Note

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Pages 4-7 contain a reprint from the "Handbook of the Current Middle Ages" which was published at BayCon in 1968. The reprint finishes on page 7.

Page 5 Note

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Pages 4-7 contain a reprint from the "Handbook of the Current Middle Ages" which was published at BayCon in 1968. The reprint finishes on page 7.

A note is added at the bottom of page 5, referencing the description of the job of Seneschal:

 * Walter and Marion Breen have been appointed, temporarily, Seneschal
of the Kingdom in the East. Anyone who wants the job next year had
better start thinking about it now.

Page 6 Note

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Pennoncel v.1 n.4 page 6

Pages 4-7 contain a reprint from the "Handbook of the Current Middle Ages" which was published at BayCon in 1968. The reprint finishes on page 7.

Page 7 Text

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Pennoncel v.1 n.4 page 7

Pages 4-7 contain a reprint from the "Handbook of the Current Middle Ages" which was published at BayCon in 1968. The reprint finishes on page 7.

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Don’t be silly---of course not!

                                   If it’s your first tournament and
you’re not quite sure whether you want to go to all that trouble until
you’re sure the society is your meat ….if you’re broke this week ….
if you find out about the event four days before it happens …it’s 
easy as pie to make up an authentic-looking costume for practically 
nothing, out of the contents of your closets and bureaus or at worst 
the rummage counter of the Goodwill Stores.

                                      Women’s costumes all have, 
as basis, a long dress. The “granny gown” fashionable a year or so ago 
can be worn with a veil and kerchief to look very 1600-ish. Ladies of 
the Society have been known to use, as fundamental costume, a plain-
colored, voluminous flannel nightgown, ornamented with a chain girdle, 
a sash, a head-veil or cloak. The floor-length muu-muu is also quite 
all right; it’s a direct descendant of the Roman dalmatica, a female 
garment from 400 down through the dark ages. At worst, a long skirt 
can be made in one hour by even the most inexperienced seamstress, and 
worn with a peasant blouse.

                       Men can also be costumed inexpensively. Tight 
trousers will do for hose, and a collarless shirt, Nehru shirt in plain 
colors, or Russian blouse, for a tunic. Make a surcoat from two towels 
pinned together at the shoulders; for greater realism, use two broaches 
for the pins. Boots and sandals (not both at once, dopey!) add to the 
effect. For a peasant costume, borrow baggy trousers from someone fatter, 
hold them up with a piece of rope, and wear a too-big shirt with collar 
and cuffs cut off. At worst, put on a loincloth, borrow a pitchfork, 
and come as a serf…. Or sew two sheets together for an Arab’s burnoose… 
or get an old Choir robe and be a monk.

                                   Children can be costumed easily 
and cheaply. A small girl could wear a cotton or flannel nightgown; this 
basic pattern was the female garment thoughout the Dark and Middle ages. 
With a belt, and a towel cloak, and flowers in her hair, she’s ready. 
A boy could wear tights, a long-sleeved tunic or blouse, and a tabard 
or tunic of two small towels, fore and aft, pinned at the shoulders, 
with a rope or leather belt. Of course, very small children went naked 
in the Middle ages, but we don’t recommend that much realism in a 
public place.

                Cloaks for men, women and children can be made from 
bedspreads, old tablecloths, (especially with fringe) beach towels, 
or antiquated rain-capes.

                             Some day, or course, you may want an 
authentic costume; meanwhile, don’t let the lack of one keep you 
away. Almost any trunk. closet, attic or rummage counter will 
yield costume materials. The important thing is to get into the spirit 
of the fun. If you have attempted the spirit of a costume, no one 
will throw you out for your failure to achieve the letter; they may 
even acquire your ingenuity.

                                Dame Marion.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

A REMINDER: CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

                        Every Sunday: Artisans at Beardman’s
                        October 13th: Dancers and Musicians at Breens
                        OCTOBER 27th, 1968: TOURNAMENT AND REVEL IN
                              CLOVE LAKES PARK, STATEN ISLAND

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