Award of the Tower’s Light

Awarded to Kimberlie (modernly known as Kimberlie Cruse)

By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2019-08-07

Intelligence; strength; physical beauty; knowledge of time and tempo; appreciation of the Psychological State and the Sentiments; proper age; curiosity; acquisition of knowledge and arts, and their retention; vocal music prompted by dance; suppression of stage-fright; and enthusiasm are the requisite qualities of an actor. According to the producers of plays, the best performance occurs when all these factors combine.

Success in a dramatic production is seen in the reactions of the audience. Slight Smile, Smile, and Excessive Laughter; “excellent!”, “how wonderful!”, “how pathetic!”, and tumultuous applause are the signs of Success expressed vocally. Joy expressed in goosebumps, rising up from the seat, the giving away of clothes, and the throwing of rings are signs of Success expressed physically.

If an actor is found to be an expert in the production of a drama, a Banner should be given to her whose Success is great. Therefore do We, Kasha and Ermenrich, Baroness and Baron of Cynnabar, bestow upon Kimberlie Our Award of the Tower’s Light. Let none countermand Our words.

Adapted from the Nāṭya Śāstra (attributed to Bharata Muni, c. 200 BCE - 200 CE).

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