• Ren Faire in the Media – The One About the Renaissance Faire

    Amid all the beloved cliche’s of television and movies is that of the Ren Faire Episode. I have a sincere fondness for this trope, even if it mostly exists as a backdrop for the characters to explore facets of their personality, their inter-group relationships, and the fun of dressing in tights and flouncy dresses. But […]

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  • Elizabeth in Film and Television

    Elizabeth I stands out from the crowd of monarchs, being both a departure from the rest of the Tudor dynasty as well as exemplifying her family’s best (and sometimes worst) qualities. She is a complex figure, full of romanticism and intrigue as well as a staunch political figure and determined ruler. Appearing countless times in […]

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  • Ren Faire in the Media – A Review of American Princess

    Alright, I’ll admit it. American Princess from Lifetime had me from the first episode. I’m not really sure what I was expecting. There has been some scuttlebutt around the Rennie community here and there. Anytime a ren faire gets so much as a mention in a tv show or movie, we pounce on it to […]

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