MEDIEVAL  ENTERTAINMENT

How did they have fun in the Middle Ages?  Click on a subject to find out.

BASIC INFORMATION GAMES MUSIC
FISHING CRAFTS HUNTING
ENTERTAINERS DRAMA

Basic Information:

The Middle Ages -- Arts & Entertainment :  Great basic information.

 Pastimes of the Viking and Anglo-Saxon Age
 
 

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Drama:

 Medieval Drama Links   :  At this site you will find over 200 links to information on drama.  Very, very nice resource that includes links to performance, costumes, props, articles, texts and resources plus links to music, musical instruments, dance, and more.  It is a MUST SEE site.

 Hanly's Medieval Drama Page : Michael Hanly, of Washington State University, has produced a page of links for 'the use of my medieval students and of any others who stumble upon it'.
 

 Baragona's Medieval Drama Page : Some Internet resources for the study of Medieval and Early Renaissance Drama, compiled by Alan Baragona of the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia.
 

 Medieval Theater
 

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Crafts:

 Leatherwork

 Woodworking

 Pottery  and  Stoneworking

 Opus Anglicanum :  The Medieval/Renaissance Embroidery Homepage

 Master Richard Wymarc’s Medieval Embroidery Webpage :  Photos and information on 9th through 16th century needlework!

Braid-Weaving and   Bronzework
 

Glass and Amber Working  and  Iron Working
 

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Fishing:

 'Fishing in Early Medieval Times

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Hunting:

 The Middle Ages: THE MEDIEVAL LORD :  Scroll down to get to the information on hunting.

 Ancient and Medieval Falconry : excellent
     page of text dealing with the origins and history
     of falconry in England. Site includes a list of
     classes and the specific birds they could fly,
     terms associated with the sport and more. Very
     informational site from The Richard III
     Society Pages

 Medieval Hunting :  A nice article written by 7th graders.

 Falconry/Hawking

 A Brief History of Falconry   :  A nice article

 Sports and entertainment / Hunting / Hunting :  Some images of hunting.
 
 

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Music:

 Medieval Music Links :  Super site with lots of information.

 Medieval Music Links :  Really nice site.

 Medieval Music & Arts Foundation - Welcome! :  Information and resources for medieval music, including both Western and non-Western. Recording suggestions, discussion, and analysis for various styles.

 Medieval Music Period

 Music and Verse in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

 The Middle Ages -- Arts & Entertainment: Medieval Music and  About The Instruments

Music of the 14th Century and  Music before 1450

 History of Music :a very
     nice overview of the time period from
     500-1450 with Terms and definitions plus one
     Composer and Works

 Music Page*** : Arto Wikla's early music
     page is a bonanza of info. Links to all the
     instruments, research, dealers, museums,
     institutions, societies and much more.

 Ceolas Celtic Music Archive :  Site offers a wealth of information.

 Medieval Dance

Music and Dance Homepage

 Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments :  A great resource for musical information.

 The Recorder and   In Literature and Art :  using
     these two sites, you will be able to find all the
     info you want on the humble recorder--it's
     beginnings, history, technique of playing and see
     very nice art images of musicians of the past.

 Music and Verse in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

 Gregorian Chant sound files:

  MEDIEVAL MUSIC and  MEDIEVAL DANCE

 NetSERF: Medieval Music  and  The Internet Renaissance Band :  Midi files can be found here.
 

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Games:

 Medieval & Renaissance Games Home Page : A super source of information on medieval games.  There are rules, transcripts, illustrations and links to many other pages.

 Football :  A brief article on the sport.

 Period Games :  Contains some neat links to medieval game pages.
 Learn to play a Medieval Card Game 

 Games of the Viking & Anglo-Saxon Age

 Norse Games :  Interesting article from Ravensgard.

 History of Traditional Games

 Java Games :  A good site which offers working old-world JAVA games that you can play against the computer.  YOU MUST HAVE A JAVA-ENHANCED BROWSER TO PLAY.
 

The Royal and Delightfull Game of Piquet :  a late medieval English card game.
 
 

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  The Entertainers:

 The Entertainer: Minstrels and Jesters

 Jesters :  Fantastic article, loaded with information

 The Jester Pages :  A historical trip through
     the life and history of the jester. Historical info
     on fools. Includes info on famous jesters of the
     past and present.

 Stefan's Florilegium: Article on medieval court Jesters

 Clown History and Tradition

 Research in Juggling History

 Practice and History of  Puppetry

 What is a Bard ? ,    What is a Minstrel ? , and
  SCQ Minstrel :  from the Society for
     Creative Anachronism a great link page to
     articles, lyrics, stories and "stuff" It's the best
     around so far.

 Troubadours

What is a Troubadour ?  :  Great articles giving some basic information.

 Instruments of the Troubadours :  A Fine Appreciation of These Litle Understood Artists. The Author Goes a Good Way Towards Clearing Away Some of the Misconceptions Which Has Settled Around the Troubadours Over the
          Centuries.

 Troubadours and Trouvères -- Encarta® Concise Encyclopedia Article

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