…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.