But the closest I can get to a Medieval Fest (honestly, there should be such things!) is the Ren one, which has a tendency to be a mixture of Medieval, Renaissance, and Fantasy anyway, and not particularly interested in historical accuracy.
When looking up directions to the festival for my parents, I noticed that the site had a hat-with-feather-wearing and bow-wielding picture and I of course immediately thought ROBIN HOOD! followed by "but I would think that, and besides, he's three centuries out of his time. *sad Nai face*"
Imagine my delight when, although three centuries out of time, Robin Hood IS at the Ren Fest, AND...well. You'll see.
|First, our narrator, the Sheriff of Notting--Canterbury.|
|And our hero, Robin Hood, in his stereotypical and unpractical hosen, which doesn't look any better for not calling it tights. (Note: my Robin is *way* too practical to wear such an ensemble, and wants you all to know this.)|
|And there's a small problem of a bridge and two men. But it is unmannly to use a bow against a man armed only with a quarterstaff.|
|Remedied by a battle of staffs.|
|Robin would seem to be winning...|
|Now it is time for a sword fight! Wet Robin against Dry Little John.|
|Short work made of that.|
|Our Noble outlaws (who were previously chucking each other into a pond) get a little tired of their narrator.|
|But then he slips on the wet wood and hurts his ankle!|
|I don't think they're a fan of this.|
|Though he is.|
|Eventually, your luck runs out.|
|And subsequently stalk the captors--the Duchess and Sheriff of Canterbury.|
|Then we ran into the Doctor. Brilliant!|
|Ahem. But, anyway, Little John is to be executed!|
|And Marian too, if Robin Hood will not show his face! (Don't you think the Sheriff has a perfect sneer here? I think he has a perfect sneer.)|
|This would, perhaps, work beautifully. If your executioner isn't Robin Hood himself, that is.|
|But if he is, you're a bit out of luck.|
|Even more so if the King and Queen show up in the midst of your long speech about how you will continue to tax the poor until you are richer than he is, and...yes.|
|Justice is served, and off they go.|
|Ah, what a pleasant, predictable ending.|
|And beautiful evening light, to boot.|
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Day: officially made.