Well if you’ve had a look around this blog at all–or if you’ve ever been to a RenFaire–you’ve probably realized that there are quite a few liberties taken with the term “living history.” Most faires seek to entertain first and foremost, and to educate only secondly. Here are a couple articles I’ve written about performers who you might catch entertaining patrons at a typical RenFaire.
I’m a Pirate! — A whimsical look at a performer who earns his living traveling the RenFaire & Pirate Fest circuit as a Jack Sparrow impersonator.
The Duelists — A more serious look at two very driven performers with many years of experience as fight directors.