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“Shake­speare’s Son­nets: Find­ing the Mean­ing in the Text,” a work­shop for ac­tors, di­rec­tors, and ob­servers; the So­ci­ety for Cre­ative Anachro­nism hosts a Me­dieval Faire

Pasatiempo - - PASATIEMPO - — Jen­nifer Levin

Past per­fect

Mem­bers of the So­ci­ety for Cre­ative Anachro­nism breathe life into the past for fun with their recre­ations of Middle Ages life­style and en­ter­tain­ment. On Satur­day, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., SCA hosts its se­cond an­nual Com­mu­nity Demon­stra­tion and Fundraiser for Ware­house 21, a Me­dieval Faire. At the all-ages, fam­ily-friendly event are demon­stra­tions of heavy ar­mor, fenc­ing, court and Middle East­ern dance, archery, spin­ning, and weav­ing, among other ac­tiv­i­ties. There is also a bake sale as well as a silent auc­tion, items for which in­clude hand­made arts and crafts as well as gift cer­tifi­cates to lo­cal restau­rants and busi­nesses. Ad­mis­sion to the fair at Ware­house 21 (1614 Paseo de Per­alta, 505-989- 4423) is by do­na­tion.

Me­ter made

Shake­speare wrote his son­nets for the most part in iambic pen­tame­ter — which is the rhythm of an un­stressed syl­la­ble fol­lowed by a stressed syl­la­ble, oc­cur­ring f i ve times in a line. The me­ter, found through­out po­etry writ­ten in English, is of­ten com­pared to the beat­ing of the hu­man heart: da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM. When such po­ems are read aloud, the speaker’s breath gives shape to lan­guage that it can lack when viewed as a se­ries of words on a page. On Thurs­day, Feb. 18, from 1: 30 to 4 p. m., Joanna Read and Ju­dith Phillips, prin­ci­pal and head of voice, re­spec­tively, at the Lon­don Academy of Mu­sic and Dra­matic Art, l ead a work­shop, “Shake­speare’s Son­nets: Find­ing the Mean­ing in the Text,” for ac­tors, di­rec­tors, and ob­servers in the Meem Room at the New Mex­ico His­tory Mu­seum (113 Lin­coln Ave.). Par­tic­i­pants ex­plore Shake­speare’s son­nets through voice and body, be­gin­ning with ex­er­cises to fa­cil­i­tate hear­ing rather than see­ing the words. At­ten­tion will be paid to rhythm, im­age, and the mu­sic of lan­guage in as­so­nance and al­lit­er­a­tion. Ad­mis­sion to the work­shop is $25 for ac­tors and $15 for stu­dents and ob­servers. Pur­chase tick­ets through the Len­sic (505- 988-1234, www.tick­etssantafe.org).

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