- Here is some fun for the new year:
Imagine that you are running a reenactment and you want it to be
different from anything you have seen so far, from both the point of
view of education and, if you will, historical theatre. You have a
limited amount of participants, so the probability of doing an
accurate depiction of a particular overall major battle may also be
limited (unless it�s a small but major action.)
What scenario(s) real or fictitious, would you create to present to
the public? Be as detailed as you like and use as many props,
suggested locations or types of terrain, etc. as you need.
As a prompt, some of you may remember Major Tom�s (Hurlbut) crowd
pleasing portrayal at Backus Mills, a couple years back, as he oversaw
the battle from a wine-laden table, accompanied by lovely ladies. It
was a little touch, but the public loved it.
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- Agreed. Ignorance is not bliss.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Sue" <saultcitysoo@...> wrote:
> I have to agree that we should not re-interpret history to conform to
> present sensibilities.
> BUT...if you don't have the knowledge to properly explain the
> situation, I suggest not doing it. You will only confuse the public,
> instead of educating them.