Terpsichore, the muse of dancing.
How to portray this on elfinspell is a matter of ongoing
For now, vigorous play and artists of movement seem
Mummers qualify as well. As here in
the St. George Play.
What a treat this would be as a school production at
Christmans time, as a change for kids and parents!
Acrobats have a special gift, and Terpsichore must be
their muse. Take a look at two versions of this very old
legend, Our Lady's Tumbler. It is easy to imagine
Baryshnikov in the lead, if this were to be turned into a
performance today. The first English translation is by
and the second is by Eugene Mason.
Last (for now) an entry about tennis, from the Dictionary
of Faith and Folklore. A little about the History of
Football as well. After all, Sports need muses, too.
Okay, found some more. How about some skits from
Ancient Greece, this is the only complete English
translation now up on the web of Herondas aka Herodas
from the third century B. C. It's an eye-opener, that's for
sure. Take a look here.
The Clay-Cart, the Oldest Hindu drama, c. 1st or 2nd
century B. C., translated and abridged by Sir Monier
And another more modern odd and funny Mummer's Play
can be found here, called Inside Stuff, A Gastronomical
Fantasy, by Theodore Pratt.