All dress, speech, comments, movements, etc. are focused on recreating the known facts or data regarding a person. This can be limiting, since, by definition the person would have to be actually from the location in which the storyteller is telling! Most frequently, these are found at living history sites (forts, Civil War battle sites, historic houses, plantations, colonial villages, etc.). They do not step “out of character.” Purists wear only the garb worn in their characters time. They say only words of the person or known to have been said in the time. They are like windows into the past. Visitors can glimpse as realistic a representation of what once was, without actually being there.

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