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Offline Rendiami03

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Taking liberties
« on: April 30, 2013, 09:25:42 AM »
I think I've found a character I really like but I'm wondering if after learning about the history of the character, if I'm "allowed" to create a fictional component to the character? This allows for me to embrace two personas I am drawn to into one character. Or is it better to just adopt 2 characters?

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Offline Orphena

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Re: Taking liberties
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 09:59:48 AM »
Hi Diami03,

I think that all depends on what the character is for. Are you on cast? Part of a performing company? What festival are you attending?

If you are cast, any character alterations will need to be discussed with the entertainment director. Most actors tend to put a little bit of their own spin on a historical figure - but how much of a spin varies on the festival.

If you are just attending, that could be your choice. If you choose someone easily recognizable, then expect that people will note your deviation from history. How they react cannot be predicted. I would say the more famous the character, the less fictional components you have to work with.

If you are just attending, there really is no need to identify yourself as an actual historical character - most times I go as Lady Orphena Swanbee..... and no one blinks an eye. That gives me artistic license to interpret my character as I wish. If I play an actual person, I need to represent them as fairly as I can.

Hope that helps!
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Offline Rendiami03

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Re: Taking liberties
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 10:14:34 AM »
Thank you. That does help. I'll just be attending and one of the characters is not likely known. Your advice is most helpful.

Offline Aderin

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Re: Taking liberties
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 07:02:25 AM »
Thank you. That does help. I'll just be attending and one of the characters is not likely known. Your advice is most helpful.

Splendid! You'll bring that character to life and light, for may people are in the dark regarding your character :)

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