Sunday, December 10, 2017

News You Can Use: Making Your Castle a Home by Creating an Immersive Medieval World Using Live Costumed Interpreters

Just the thing for the Holidays!
"I fought. I lost. Now I rest. But you, Lord Snow… you'll be fighting their battles forever."
Albert Edwards addressing another standing room only investment conference crowd*
Making the Castle a Home: Creating an Immersive Medieval World Using Live Costumed Interpreters
...What is Live Costumed Interpretation?
Historical interpretation is an unscripted, adaptive method of presenting historical figures that uses first person characters to keep the public actively engaged at heritage sites. Live interpretation isn’t quite the same as reenactment or museum theatre, although it shares some commonalities....

...Seasonal Performances
Stories also shift according to the seasons. There are “winter stories” for the medieval palace that connect with visitors in more low key ways. During the winter season, actors float around with more downtime and interaction with each other while visitors can just watch the scene, ask questions or move on. At the Tower of London, the winter stories focus on Edward I....

Why Do This?
Because you can.

Also at
Merry Medieval! Christmas – Part I
Send Medieval e-cards this Christmas
Can You Match the Medieval King to Their Cause of Death?
*Société Générale's Albert Edwards: Winter Is Coming