Doors open at 9:30
10am - 10:45 am -- Drama and Donuts -- Period drama, is like a verbal time machine - the playwright lets us hear speech patterns, expressions and verbal exchanges. We're going to kick off our Super Hive by viewing scenes from two Richard Brinsley Sheridan comedies, "School for Scandal" and "The Rivals". Start your day with the crazy antics of characters like Mrs. Malaprop and Lydia Languish! Hopefully you'll be able to channel what you've just seen in the first person or deportment breakout sessions.
11-12:00 Breakout Sessions
Deportment: Enroll in Mr & Mrs Mees' 18th Century Finishing School to brush up on your deportment. Learn how (and who) to greet, practice your courtesies and bows, and avoid being a social disgrace at your next gathering.
First Person: Does the thought of doing a first-person interpretation make you break out in a cold sweat? Join Plymouth Plantation interpreter Chris Anderson who will take the mystery out of role playing. You'll learn tricks and traps and let you practice what you have learned.
Button, Button, Who's got the Button: Join Hallie & Steph for a primer on buttons. Learn how to make a buttonhole, cover a button and make a death's head button.
1:00-1:30 The Commerce of 18th Century Taverns - Sabra Welch
Despite our contemporary, romantic notion of what an 18th century tavern was, taverns were businesses. We'll take a closer look at what it took to run a tavern in colonial New England
1:30-2:00 Furnishing Your Impression - Chris Anderson
Furniture Maker and North Bennett Street graduate, Chris Anderson will show us how to complete your impression with the correct chairs and tables. What you sit on is as important as what is sitting upon it!
2:00 - 3:30 Breakout Sessions -- Each Session will run 30 minutes and everyone will get to rotate between all three sessions
Bring This/Not That -- We'll be looking at reproductions of everything from teapots to flatware, compare them to originals, then vote whether you think they are event worthy or not
Gaming -- Learn some of the games that were played in New England taverns. A chance to try a few period games, master new skills at cards, not to mention have some fun. It is the Sabbath, however, so gambling will not be tolerated lest our tavern keeper lose her license.
Punch Making - Our Tavern Keeper, Mistress Welch will share some of her favorite punch making methods and recipes with you. Then sample the goods. (Materials cost $2) N.B. Due to house rules - we'll be sampling punches without spirits