Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Silent Auction XVII

Two more books for you to bid on in our silent auction:

Firedrake's Eye (Patricia Finney, softcover)
Relish: The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef (Ruth Cowen, softcover)

(Posting by Victoria)

Monday, July 23, 2012

AGM Registration Update

Perfect for your morning cuppa
For those who have yet to send in their registration for the AGM, we have secured 32 GREAT-branded mugs from the British Consulate, commemorating the Jubilee/Olympics/all things British campaign.

As we are hoping to have more than 32 attendees, we have decided to award the mugs to the first 32 people to register for the AGM. Those who have already sent in their registration and payment have secured a mug, but the remaining mugs will be given on a first-registered-and-paid, first-awarded basis.

We had been hoping for enough mugs for all attendees, but were only able to secure 32.

(Posting by Victoria)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Morris McGee Raffle IV

Another prize to be added to the Morris McGee Raffle list:
Loyalty by Matthew Lewis, which was just published 

(Posting by Victoria)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shakespeare’s Richard III in Modern Theatre

We are delighted to announce our next speaker for our AGM in September: Susan Bond. Susan comes highly recommended and we are honoured to have her share her passion for theatre with us.

"This talk will consider the enduring popularity of William Shakespeare’s version of Richard III in modern-day North America. Looking at both contemporary productions of Shakespeare’s plays (both Richard III and the Henry VI plays) and modern theatrical adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays and characters, we will look at what in the play (or in the characters) seems to appeal most to modern audiences. Every production is an adaptation of a kind: what can we learn about the modern world by seeing was new adaptations of these stories chose to include or leave out?"

Susan Bond is a freelance classical production dramaturge in the Toronto area. She has a BA in Linguistics and an MA in English, both from the University of Toronto. She has recently dramturged productions of Shakespeare’s Richard III and Norman Chaurette’s The Queens, about the women in Richard’s life.

(Posting by Victoria)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Morris McGee Raffle III

We hope you have been saving your pocket money/allowances for the Silent Auction and the Morris McGee Raffle at the 2012 AGM. We have more than 140 items for the Silent Auction and more items are coming in for the Morris McGee Raffle. If you would like to make a donation, please feel to drop us a line!

The American branch has a number of new items for the McGee Raffle: 

Two pewter boar pendants on black cords, one with a blue background, the other with purple. (To see what these look like, click here.)
A copy of Medieval Women with Moxie

Good luck! 

(Posting by Victoria)