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Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages
by Michael A. Cramer (Goodreads Author)
In this book, Michael Cramer views the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an organization that studies and recreates the middle ages, as a case study for a growing fascination with medieval fantasy in popular culture. He explores the act of medieval re-creation as performance by focusing on the SCA, describing the group's activities, investigating its place in popular ...more
ebook, 230 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by Scarecrow Press
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Excellent read..written by a former King of the West it is an anthropological look at the SCA and it's immersive culture of performance. The best academic description of the SCA: The SCA is a postmodern construction of a Hollywood version of a Victorian image of a romantic Middle Ages that never really existed. He also describes it as what happens when you get a thousand Don Quixote's in one place. I enjoyed reading some of the history that isn't generally told in articles and found the fact tha ...more