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margaret Twelfth Night songs? (27) RE: Twelfth Night songs? 24 Nov 99

Sandy, that sounds good; may I ask the name of the recording it's on? Markf, great idea for a fiddle tune. As it happens, we have a fiddler playing in our 18th century tavern at the event! Stewie, you seem to have an interest in Twelfth Night. We've taken a lot of our information from a really good book by Bridget Ann Henisch called "Cakes and Characters;" we recreate the cake complete with (inedible!) sugar figures on top, and we have the museum visitors take on the various silly roles, and generally have a fun time, presided over by the "Lord of Misrule." You might enjoy the book if you're not already familiar with it, and it's got great pictures! If anyone's planning to be in the Hudson Valley toward the end of December, I'd be glad to provide more info. about the event. Thanks again, all. (By the way, one of the fun things about "stolen" holidays is that they tend to get stolen over and over again. Epiphany was not only secularized in 18th-century Twelfth Night celebrations, it was totally raucous if not downright ribald.)

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