The Table Round & The Siege Perilous

The Arthurian myth is reexamined in Emily C. A. Snyder's epic duology, combining the fated love triangles of Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere, Tristan and Iseult, and Gawain and the Green Knight, as well as the Quest for the Grail, this play rivals THE MISTS OF AVALON for a humanist look at the dangers of ideals, and the fall of Camelot.

In particular, this play examines POSITIVE masculinity,...
The Arthurian myth is reexamined in Emily C. A. Snyder's epic duology, combining the fated love triangles of Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere, Tristan and Iseult, and Gawain and the Green Knight, as well as the Quest for the Grail, this play rivals THE MISTS OF AVALON for a humanist look at the dangers of ideals, and the fall of Camelot.

In particular, this play examines POSITIVE masculinity, as well as treating sensitive subjects with the humanity, honor and hope that they deserve.

(Content warning for the incestuous relationship between Arthur and Morgan, the generational trauma that ensues from Merlin bringing the half-siblings together, the sexual assault of the Green Lady (Iseult) on Gawain, adultery, suicidal ideation, and violence.)
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The Table Round & The Siege Perilous

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  • Joe Raik:
    10 Sep. 2021
    Everything you would want in an epic retelling of the Arthurian legend with a focus on the human cost of the fall of Camelot. The characters and relationships are incredibly raw and real, there is humor and hope and devastating tragedy. The verse is muscular and gorgeous and the storytelling grips you from beginning to end. I hope this play has a long long life!

Development History

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    Turn to Flesh Productions
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    2019