Videos of performances of medieval narrative available for purchase
Note: Very few videos of performances of medieval narrative are at present commercially available. We welcome information on new video recordings.
Bagby, Benjamin. 2006. Beowulf. DVD. Koch Vision/Charles Morrow Productions LLC and Jon Aaron.
Cavallo, Jo Ann. 2003. Il Maggio Emiliano: Ricordi, Riflessioni, Brani. Idealizione, interviste, represe e montaggio di Jo Ann Cavallo. DVD. Purchase information: Prof. Jo Ann Cavallo, Italian Department, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, email@example.com. (The “Maggio” is a form of traditional Italian popular entertainment—including singing, instrumental accompaniment, and costumed actors—inspired from such narratives as the story of Roland at Roncevaux and of Tristan and Isolde. This website includes clips from both: see Roncisvalle and Tristano e Isotta under Title of work on home search page.)
Zaerr, Linda Marie. 2011. Music and Medieval Narrative. DVD. (A complete performance of the Middle English Tournament of Tottenham with fiddle, and a 32-minute lecture demonstration with excerpts in Old French and Middle English.) Provo: Chaucer Studio.
—. 1999. The Weddynge of Sir Gawen and Dame Ragnell. DVD & VHS. TEAMS/Provo: Chaucer Studio.
—. 2002. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with Shira Kammen and Laura Zaerr. DVD & VHS. TEAMS/Provo: Chaucer Studio.
Videos of narratives from analogous traditions
Documentary Educational Resources distributes many films of interest. Among them are:
Emigh, John and Ulrike. Hajari Bhand of Rajasthan: Jester without Court. Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. http://www.der.org/films/hajari-bhand-of-rajasthan.html
Grabias, David. Asiklar: Those Who Are in Love. Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. http://www.der.org/films/asiklar.html
Kishore, Shweta and Yask Desai. Of Bards and Beggars. Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. http://www.der.org/films/of-bards-and-beggers.html