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Arthurian Legends Poll [Dec. 19th, 2007|11:48 am]
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Poll #1108607 Arthurian Legends

Which of the following did the most damage to the story of Arthur

Thomas Mallory
2(16.7%)
Marion Zimmer Bradley
4(33.3%)
Disney's "The Sword in the Stone"
6(50.0%)

What would you suggest for a celebration of the birth (and life) of Arthur, other than reading/telling the stoires?

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[User Picture]From: beable
2007-12-19 07:59 pm (UTC)

I like listening to Heather Dale's Arthurian stuff.

My nominee for "worst travesty in the name of Arthurian legend" is a book I forget what it's called but it's about Merlin's daughter Wren. In love with Arthur, naturally. Bears his children. Illegitamitely, of course - he is married to Guinevere. And Nimue and Morgan are evil incestous witches breeding demons. Or something.

There are other modern Athurian things that I have highly enjoyed though. There's a kids book called "I am Mordred" (forget the author again) which I quite liked.

I liked the MZB but I got into her retelling of Cassandra's story more. And the movie they made of the MZB one (in which Morgause was a regular old black hat evil no nuance witch) was really stupid.
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[User Picture]From: vesta_venus
2007-12-19 09:03 pm (UTC)
I don't own any of Heather Dale's stuff. If I was ever to get one album, which would you recommend?

There are a lot of modern twists on the Arthurian legend - some good, some bad. I think MZB's was well written. People can debate whether they liked what she did to the tales, but at least she is a good writer. I may read more of her stuff at some point.
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[User Picture]From: beable
2007-12-19 10:05 pm (UTC)

Arthurian legend inspired music: Either May Queen or Trial of Lancelot. Trial of Lancelot has one of my favourite HD songs on it (Mordreds Lullaby) but as a whole May Queen is probably the better album.

Heather Dale in general: Road to Santiago. It only has a couple of Arthurian songs on it, but the album as a whole is just wonderful.

Christmas music: This Endris Night. Her collection of renaissance and medieval Christmas music. Very pretty and a marked improvement for those of us who find non-musical musak (e.g. Frosty the Snowman) annoying.
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