Your guide to a proper reenacting death

…courtesy of the Post.  It ain’t as easy as it used to be: “‘The audience member today is sophisticated enough to know when a shot should have scored a casualty, and when no one falls, it can be met with laughter from the audience,’ Treco said. ‘Just as in Hollywood, the suspension of disbelief. . . is the overall goal.'”

By the way, you may notice that I’ve added a “Reenacting” category to the blog.  I used to file items of this sort under “Civil War,” “American Revolution,” or my purposefully vague “History and Memory” category.  With the Sesquicentennial underway, I figured we’d be seeing more living history material popping up in the news, so it seemed like a good time to adjust.  I’m going to try to add all my earlier reenacting-related posts to this category, too, but of course I may miss a few.

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One response to “Your guide to a proper reenacting death

  1. Ramona

    You are so right in everything you say about recreating a battle or skirmish- spmeone HAS TO die. It’s hard enough to convince people that middle aged, paunched fellas are going to be out there shooting as it is. Not only should there be some judicious dying but I have to chuckle when the acting bug gets in some of the soldiers and they do a long drawn out death scene worthy of an Oscar. God bless them all!

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