Hmm...I don't remember reading about Hamlet in medieval literature. But then again...I can't remember if Shakespeare meant Hamlet to be in the medieval time when he wrote the play.
Yesterday, everything I learnt in that class finally clicked! I went to the medieval fair in Hurricane and I could finally picture what King Arthur and his knights were like, and how people those days dressed and talked like.
Knight in the shining armor!
Candy making booth where you can make your own candy...I think. I overheard this from a little girl talking to her mom.
I would be very happy if I existed back in that period of time...and in England. I love what they wear: The corset over the wide round-necked and puffy-sleeved blouse, and the long puffy skirt. Although I love the Victorian era dresses more, I think the medieval dresses were really really beautiful too. I ended up paying 10 bucks to get my pictures taken dressed in the medieval costume. Leighton was asked to put on a cape and a sword. Pretty funny.
The fair sounded pretty nerdy. And I guess I am attracted to most things nerdy. So I went with much excitement and anticipation. I didn't know what to expect though. It was as fun as I had anticipated, sort-a lame, but I must say, it was pretty entertaining.
We were really excited about the jousting but it didn't happen because it was tooooooooooooooooooooo windy and the "knights" said it was bad for their horses. Bummer! But at least they still tried to entertain us by having some games like cutting the cabbage in half on the head of the jester while riding their on their horses. They also had a spear-throwing game, which the knight, again riding on their horse, throw the spear onto a block of wood with the bull's eye in the middle.
Some dude who opened the show. He kept calling us "My Lords and Ladies," which in my opinion, is superb.
Poor jester. Everyone clapped and cheered when he was asked by King Arthur to put the cabbage on his head.
Oh..I forgot to mention...we thought that the guy who played "Sir Tristan" looked like Orlando Bloom :)
Lady Sharon: My hair!
Sir Tristan: You still look adorable, my lady. *notice how he was looking at me admiration written all over his face?*
Seriously wind, give me a break!