First Annual Renaissance Revel at The Bashful Peacock — Friday, April 25, 6:00pm — 9:00pm SLT

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by Gabrielle Riel on Friday, 25 April, 2008

When daisies pied, and violets blue, and lady-smocks all silver-white, and cuckoo-buds of yellow hue do paint the meadows with delight,” it must be time for the First Annual Renaissance Revel at The Bashful Peacock.We honour our brother and hero Willie Shakespeare on (or near) the anniversary of his birth. The three-hours revel of our stage begins at 6 pm. SLT on Friday, April 25. Tune in to the event on http://music.radioriel.org !

Whatever the facts of his life, Our Willie wrote words that haunt and inspire us still. He is the poet of love in all its infinite variety: of loving both a beautiful young man and a mysterious Dark Lady; of love forbidden, dared, won, and lost; of lovers confused and fickle, loyal and ruthless. Across the stage of our minds march cross-dressing twins, conniving fairies, Amazon queens, and asses that can enchant the most powerful. And who can forget those teen-aged drag queens transformed into strong, crafty, powerful women?

Music of and inspired by the Renaissance will be spun by our Muse: Lady Soliel Snook of Radio Riel. The Great Lawn of The Bashful Peacock will be transformed into a Renaissance Fairy Garden that never was.

The Bashful Peacock is Caledon’s gathering place for ladies and gentlemen who prefer the company of ladies and gentlemen, respectively. All of Caledon’s citizens and friends are welcome at any time to enjoy our hospitality.

The Bashful Peacock is located in the northeast corner of Caledon Wellsian. This SLURL (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20W … 215/219/23) will take you to the region telehub, where you may follow the red beacon over the mountains or take the library transport device available at the hub. (We are located across from the Wellsian branch of the Caledon libraries.)

So brush up your Shakespeare, grab your favorite lad or lass (or one of each), and dust off your codpieces and bodices, your tunics, jerkins, and Medici collars: come revel among friends with a hey-nonny-heigh and a hey-nonny-ho. And out in the moonlight, the fairies will be dancing.

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