Arthurian Myth and Legend, Campbell and The Grail Quest

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Arthurian Myth and Legend, Campbell and The Grail Quest

Post by Cindy B. » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:29 am

Please share your Arthurian favorites in this thread. 8)

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Here's a cool BBC documentary entitled In Search of Myths and Heroes: King Arthur. Wood's demonstration of the unfolding of myth over time is alone worth the watch. (1 hour)

http://watchdocumentary.com/watch/in-se ... a1954.html

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Post by Cindy B. » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:57 pm

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Post by Clemsy » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:10 pm

Mary Stewart's, The Crystal Cave is a stunningly moving series and, of course, T.H. White's The Once and Future King.

Thanks for that link, Cindy. I'll check it out later. Woods is a highly respectable scholar and entertaining presenter.
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Post by JamesN. » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:41 pm

Clemsy, You are quite right.

Michael Wood is without question one of the premier documentarians working today. He has done over 80 different projects and is a " Fellow of the Royal Historical Society ". Some of the more notable works are on subjects like: William Shakespeare; The Trojan War; The Conquistadors; Art of the Western World; Alexander The Great; the Dark Ages; and many, many others. His work is deep, thorough, comprehensive, and most important accessible. My personal favorite is the 6 hour series on " The Story of India "; also available for viewing on this site.

Cindy this is a great piece and thank you for the link to this fabulous documentry site. It is now on my favorites list. ( I could easily spend waaay too much time here. )

PS. He has done 2 recent projects; one on Beowulf ( 2009 ) and a TV series and book on the history of England ( 2010).

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Post by Cindy B. » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:09 pm

Have you seen this Mary Stewart interview, Clemsy?

http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/in ... tewart.htm

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Post by Clemsy » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:50 pm

No I hadn't! Thanks for the share, Cindy. Fascinating read!
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Post by gum drop » Mon May 06, 2013 12:07 am

better yet, bbc, when god was a girl, divine women in three parts
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Post by Stone_Giant » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:14 pm

I have a book entitled "Celtic Mythology" based on a text by Charles Squire from 1910. It is a bit dry and suffers from a rather archaic style, but it is very interesting for the sections where the author traces the Arthurian legends back to their Celtic origins. He basically maintains that the characters in Arthurian legends are the Gods of old Ireland and Wales now reduced down into into human characters, albeit of mythical grandeur.

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Post by Clemsy » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:24 pm

I finish the school year with my seniors with White's The Sword in the Stone, using the metaphor to correspond with their graduation. Clever Clemsy. lol!

Inspired me to reread, for the umpteenth time, Stewart's books. Just started The Last Enchantment. I get lost in this story.
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Post by Cindy B. » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:30 pm

Stewart's books are among my favorites. Enjoy, Clemsy! For the umpteenth time. 8)
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Post by jim baird » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:45 am

I have not ventured past Campbell's descriptions of the tales in Creative Mythology, with descriptions of Percival and the red knight, as well as the piebald knight, not to mention Tristan etc.

I have not, but it is next on my list to donate and get the audio versions of JC's Arthurian tales.
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Post by CarmelaBear » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:56 pm

One of my favorites is The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

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