Have you ever wondered how we set up the Flux Wagon? Well, lucky for you, we have made a super-awesome time lapse video to show you!
We love sharing our stories and bringing laughter to places around the Bay Area, and we are hoping to drum up some support to transform Fluxie from the O Best Beloved wagon to the Aesop Amuck wagon. Part of the transformation will be transfiguring our beautiful Djin dust-clouds to the Northern Winds, and morphing our jungle tree into a willow!
If you are in the Bay Area and have nothing to do on Saturday, July 25th, why not stop by FluxFest ’15?! FluxFest’15 is going to be a block-party, carnival, kick-back, fundraising party! We will have a photobooth, carnival games, some singing and dancing, and just a general good time!
Saturday, July 25, 4pm – 9ish // OPEN HOUSE – come any time!
Main Street Theatre // 915 Cayuga Ave at Ocean Ave, SF
Suggested donation $5 – $15
Click here to RSVP on Facebook, and keep looking to the horizon for more fundraising opportunities soon!
Thanks to the Library of Congress, many of Aesop’s fables are online in a gorgeous, interactive edition with illustrations by Milo Winter.
Google Books also has many electronic editions of Aesop collections, including a free public domain volume illustrated by Harrison Weir.
There’s a searchable collection at www.aesopfables.com, which also includes fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen and others. This is likely the most extensive collection, and you’ll find many fables that are nearly identical but with slight variations in the details.
Who was Aesop anyway? Wikipedia can tell you a little more about who he might have been. But no writings attributed directly to “Aesop” survive. We do know that many philosophers and poets, including Aristophanes and Sophocles, knew of Aesop’s stories; Sophocles composed some of them into verse poems. We also know Aesop didn’t write down any of the morals; the lesson of each story was thought to be clear without articulating it, but later authors have added them and today we recognize many familiar aphorisms in the morals of “Aesop’s Fables.”
And for more images, head to Wikimedia Commons for a wealth of public domain illustrations from historical editions of the fables.
A Wenceslas Hollar illustration found at Wikimedia Commons