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August 04, 1978 - Image 9

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The Michigan Daily-Friday, August 4, 1978-Page 9

back the clock
Now hear this," a tunic-clad gentleman announces to the crowd, "there have been
s that fools are roving the festival grounds and randomly beating people up." Just as
gpletes the warning, six 'fools' run out of the audience and procede to tackle the
eval Master of Ceremonies. "Let's stand him on his head!" one of them suggests. They
t they neglect to hold him up. "He's no fun," they cry.
quick as they came they scurry off, leaving the harried M.C. to introduce the first
ical production in Ann Arbor's ninth annual Medieval Festival. Before the festival's
sion, the jesters will be back for more silly antics. In between their attempts at
y. there will be more 'serious' presentations. For example, there will be a parody of
g and Juliet entitled, "The Tragic History of Romiet and Julio," in which Romiet, cast
>urgeoisie pig, is forced to court Julio because he lost his fortune and refuses to work
iving. 'Romiet and Julio' is one of four festival productions.
se festival began last Saturday at West Park and moved around the city performing
val dance and music in addition to the plays. This weekend the festival will be at the
School on North Campus. The Music School portion, according to the experienced, is,
st part of the festival. In addition to performing all four plays at the site, the festival
ipants will be joined by twenty-five medieval craftsmen who will display their works
tmonstrate their crafts.
is weekend's festival is also rumored to include more costumed participants all out to
that only in Ann Arbor can a stroll through the park yield kings and queens, dukes and
ses, princesses and princes, a smattering of peasants and several friars, all color-
ressed and revelling in the medieval spirit.
E festival gets under way at the Music School at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and
until 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Daily Photos by John Knox

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