Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.Maidens, monks, and millers’ sons — in these pages, readers will meet them all. There’s Hugo, the lord’s nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar;... show more
Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.Maidens, monks, and millers’ sons — in these pages, readers will meet them all. There’s Hugo, the lord’s nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar; sharp-tongued Nelly, who supports her family by selling live eels; and the peasant’s daughter, Mogg, who gets a clever lesson in how to save a cow from a greedy landlord. There’s also mud-slinging Barbary (and her noble victim); Jack, the compassionate half-wit; Alice, the singing shepherdess; and many more. With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both characters and audience, Laura Amy Schlitz creates twenty-two riveting portraits and linguistic gems equally suited to silent reading or performance. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by Robert Byrd — inspired by the Munich-Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from thirteenth-century Germany — this witty, historically accurate, and utterly human collection forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England.
Publish date: July 24th 2007
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
A great production of an audiobook. Different voices for each character, really fun music in between each monologue and a cool vibe when the monologue contained more than one character. The book itself didn't do much for me, but I'd easily give the audio a five star rating. Different characters f...
Good lord! Sweet jesus!The seventeen short skits of varying quality herein were created for school children...well specifically for one of those private schools with "The" before its name. You know, the ritzy titzy kind were it's a-okay if little Johnny skips his other classes for the rest of the da...
For its intended purpose this is a truly remarkable book. The story goes that Schlitz (a school librarian) wrote this book as a means to help the students at her school study the Middle Ages. Each chapter contains a monologue or dialogue from the point of view of a medieval child from a variety of w...