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Gawain & the Green Knight
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GAWAYNE & GREEN KNIGHT
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is about “a young man in King Arthur’s court who embarks on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery. He must ultimately fulfill his part of a daring bargain: to surrender his own head one year after beheading a shadowy knight in the mythical kingdom of Camelot.
…Written in verse packed with symbolism, allegory, and mystery, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a fascinating and layered work that can be viewed through a range of lenses and perspectives. Part of a cycle of stories centering on King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, the poem stands out in the Arthurian legends as a deeply ambiguous and morally rich coming-of-age tale, filled with enchanting and intricate detail.
(excerpts from The Green Knight press kit)
INITIATION OF THE SASH
Become an initiate in the mysteries of the Green Knight by engaging its archetypal characters and symbolic secrets: Watch the film and the myth salon. Read the poem. Dive into the research portals on Gawain, the Green Knight, Green Chapel, Axe, Decapitation & Nadir. Then connect with your fellow initiates in a Round Table Discussion before Taking the Test and Writing your story.
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