Creative Play: A Royal Life


LAUREN: Good after noon, I am lady Lauren and this is Lady Jadie.
JADIE: \'Ello
LAUREN: We are ladies of the royal court of beef-a-lot, and we do
anything we like with our time. Being pampered royalty is so much fun. And we
have our father king Edward to take care of the political matters, so we can
spend our lives in bliss.
JADIE: I personally enjoy painting, horseback riding and learning,
especially languages. This whole "rebirth" movement is very intriguing. It all
started back about 1500 or so, with people, for one reason or another beginning
to learn and care about what happened to them. They realized that they
controlled their own destiny.
LAUREN: I feel the same, with all the new inventions, it possible to
learn at an amazing rate. Moveable type printing presses, Indoor chamber pots,
new dyes to make everything around very pretty. This is a very enjoyable time
for me.
JADIE: Yes, Yes, how true. Especially the pretty things. Our dresses
are brightly colored and extremely detailed, as that was the movement in fashion
of our time. These things are very expensive and only royalty such as ourselves
can afford such a luxury.
LAUREN: Say, do you know what\'s for dinner tonight?
JADIE: Silly girl! Its what we have every night in the castle Ingvey,
Everything! A feast of huge proportions. Bread, cheese, meat, fish, vegetables…
all made fresh by the peasants this morning. Yes, what a glorious time to live.
LAUREN: And you people (looking at the class) would you care to join us
in our feast?


THE PEASANTS LIFE:

BEEF: This is what most of the people in the renaissance lived like,
poor in spirit and in health. I am a day laborer, as is my friend Sonic. We
awake at dawn and work in the fields till dusk. We return home to our wives
and many children. Tonight is a special night for me, as I get to dine on meat,
which is rare in my life… but then again so is bathing. (smile) Typically we
eat vegetables which our wives have grown in the meager gardens behind our
houses. My personal favorite is carrots, I like carrots. (smile again) What
about you?
SONIC: Broccoli.
BEEF: We are dressed in large, baggy pants, made out of cotton. Our
shirts are of linen, and are large enough to keep us warm during those cold
winter nights. The large baggy pants serve the same purpose, to keep us warm.
We don\'t have enough money to buy the brightly colored clothes that our Queen,
Lady Lauren has. But they do keep us warm, and so does our housing. My house
is made from wood! I am lucky that I don\'t have to live in one of those mud
huts built into the ground.
SONIC: (coughing) dear me beef! I believe I may be catching a bit of the
plague.
BEEF: Certainly hope not, we need you in the fields. See what I mean,
being a peasant even in the renaissance is far from glamourous. Our health
wasn\'t very good at all, we didn\'t know that bathing was good for us… but we do
take a bath every year whether we need it or not.
SONIC: (rolling eyes) well I hear my wench of a wife calling me again,
guess she needs at home. See you tommorow in the fields.
BEEF: Well, see you there.

Category: English