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“Welcome to the Sixties!”

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the history of the American Renaissance faire and its place in the narrative of how the American counterculture transformed all of American life in the 1960s and 1970s. It begins ... More


“Shakespeare, He’s in the Alley”: Performing at the Faire

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the Renaissance faire's “immersion theater” or “promenade theater,” performances in which audience members are watching the drama unfold around them, rather than in front of ... More


“A Place to Be Out”: Playing at the Faire

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the Renaissance faire as a venue for sexual liberation and antiestablishment cultural politics. As early as 1966, the New York Times addressed the Pleasure Faire's atmosphere ... More


Hard Day’s Knight: Faire Fictions

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the various ways in which the Renaissance faire is commonly depicted in fiction. Over the course of the Renaissance faire's five decades, the frequency and location of its ... More


Artisans of the Realm: Crafters at the Faire

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the crafters who plied their wares at the Renaissance faire and brought much more than saleable items to the faire-as-marketplace. The English country fairs on which the first ... More


“Every Day Is Gay Day Here”: Hating the Faire

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the disdain for the Renaissance faire and how the faire has been linked to what sociologist Stanley Cohen termed “moral panics.” Residents of areas adjoining Renaissance faire ... More


Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Rachel Lee Rubin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Beginning with the chaotic communal moment of the Renaissance faire's founding and early development in the 1960s through its incorporation as a major “family friendly” leisure site in the 2000s, ... More


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