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** The 2015 Fair added a SignLanguage interpreter to several of the performances - including the Mad Sal's Revue, whose veteran cast members were often doubled over in uncontrollable laughter as she signed their bawdy lyrics while maintaining the straightest of faces.

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** The 2015 Fair added a SignLanguage UsefulNotes/SignLanguage interpreter to several of the performances - including the Mad Sal's Revue, whose veteran cast members were often doubled over in uncontrollable laughter as she signed their bawdy lyrics while maintaining the straightest of faces.


A long-running, immersive San Francisco [[WarReenactors reenactment event]] dreamed up by the same people who pioneered the modern Renaissance Fair. The Dickens Fair turns a [[http://www.cowpalace.com/ landmark warehouse]] into Christmas Eve in 19th century London over the weekends in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. As the name suggests, Creator/CharlesDickens and his literary creations (particularly from Literature/AChristmasCarol) are featured heavily, but there are also plenty of other sights, sounds and even smells offered in terms of food, crafts, and entertainment. It's basically for people who feel that [[TheRenaissance Ren Faires]] are a little too far in the past, but [=ComicCon=]/{{Cosplay}} events are equally too modern/futuristic. That qualifies the Fair as either a tourist trap, or the most fun you can have with too many clothes on...

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A long-running, immersive San Francisco [[WarReenactors reenactment event]] dreamed up by the same people who pioneered the modern Renaissance Fair. The Dickens Fair turns a [[http://www.cowpalace.com/ landmark warehouse]] into Christmas Eve in 19th century London over the weekends in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. As the name suggests, Creator/CharlesDickens and his literary creations (particularly from Literature/AChristmasCarol) are featured heavily, but there are also plenty of other sights, sounds and even smells offered in terms of food, crafts, and entertainment. It's basically for people who feel that [[TheRenaissance [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Ren Faires]] are a little too far in the past, but [=ComicCon=]/{{Cosplay}} events are equally too modern/futuristic. That qualifies the Fair as either a tourist trap, or the most fun you can have with too many clothes on...



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Dickens performers tend to be the Venn diagram intersection of [[TheRenaissance Renaissance Fair participants]], general-purpose [[WarReenactors historical reenactors]], [[AmateurCast community theater regulars]], [[{{Cosplay}} cosplay practitioners]], and [[{{Burlesque}} neo-burlesque crazies]]. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Dickens performers tend to be the Venn diagram intersection of [[TheRenaissance [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Renaissance Fair participants]], general-purpose [[WarReenactors historical reenactors]], [[AmateurCast community theater regulars]], [[{{Cosplay}} cosplay practitioners]], and [[{{Burlesque}} neo-burlesque crazies]]. This is not necessarily a bad thing.


A long-running, immersive San Francisco [[WarReenactors reenactment event]] dreamed up by the same people who pioneered the modern Renaissance Fair. The Dickens Fair turns a [[http://www.cowpalace.com/ landmark warehouse]] into Christmas Eve in 19th century London over the weekends in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. As the name suggests, CharlesDickens and his literary creations (particularly from Literature/AChristmasCarol) are featured heavily, but there are also plenty of other sights, sounds and even smells offered in terms of food, crafts, and entertainment. It's basically for people who feel that [[TheRenaissance Ren Faires]] are a little too far in the past, but [=ComicCon=]/{{Cosplay}} events are equally too modern/futuristic. That qualifies the Fair as either a tourist trap, or the most fun you can have with too many clothes on...

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A long-running, immersive San Francisco [[WarReenactors reenactment event]] dreamed up by the same people who pioneered the modern Renaissance Fair. The Dickens Fair turns a [[http://www.cowpalace.com/ landmark warehouse]] into Christmas Eve in 19th century London over the weekends in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. As the name suggests, CharlesDickens Creator/CharlesDickens and his literary creations (particularly from Literature/AChristmasCarol) are featured heavily, but there are also plenty of other sights, sounds and even smells offered in terms of food, crafts, and entertainment. It's basically for people who feel that [[TheRenaissance Ren Faires]] are a little too far in the past, but [=ComicCon=]/{{Cosplay}} events are equally too modern/futuristic. That qualifies the Fair as either a tourist trap, or the most fun you can have with too many clothes on...


* VictorianLondon[=/=]VictorianBritain: Arguably TheThemeParkVersion.

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* VictorianLondon[=/=]VictorianBritain: VictorianLondon: Arguably TheThemeParkVersion.


* {{Opera}}: The Royal English Opera offer a daily dose of the stuff, primarily Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (no surprise there), and with the expected doses of LargeHam and IncrediblyLongNote.

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* {{Opera}}: The Royal English Light Opera Gala offer a daily dose of the stuff, primarily Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (no surprise there), and with the expected doses of LargeHam and IncrediblyLongNote.


* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past/Present/Future, obviously. Also, Nancy from Literature/OliverTwist used to return as a ghost to scare the crap out of Bill Sikes.

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: OurGhostsAreDifferent:
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Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past/Present/Future, obviously. obviously.
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Also, Nancy from Literature/OliverTwist used to return as a ghost to scare the crap out of Bill Sikes.Sikes (until the management played the NobodyCanDie card).



* SpoiledBrat: [[http://stiffshots.smugmug.com/Events/Historical-Reenactment/Dickens-Fair-2011/i-PQxxwSN/0/L/2030-Dickens-Fair-Day-1-2011-12-10-L.jpg Miss Kitty Purswell]]. Her signature song ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cOteOeUSRM Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow]]") is also a MAJOR EarWorm.

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* SpoiledBrat: [[http://stiffshots.smugmug.com/Events/Historical-Reenactment/Dickens-Fair-2011/i-PQxxwSN/0/L/2030-Dickens-Fair-Day-1-2011-12-10-L.jpg Miss Kitty Purswell]]. Her Purswell]], and later [[https://stiffshots.smugmug.com/Events/Historical-Reenactment/Dickens-Fair-2014-Day-1/i-fKFBzLB/A Miss Drucilla Darling]]. Their signature song ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cOteOeUSRM Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow]]") is also a MAJOR EarWorm.


* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past/Present/Future, obviously. Also, Nancy from Literature/OliverTwist returns as a ghost to scare the crap out of Bill Sikes.

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past/Present/Future, obviously. Also, Nancy from Literature/OliverTwist returns used to return as a ghost to scare the crap out of Bill Sikes.


* {{Opera}}: [[http://www.royalinglishopera.com The Royal English Opera]] offer a daily dose of the stuff, primarily Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (no surprise there), and with the expected doses of LargeHam and IncrediblyLongNote.

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* {{Opera}}: [[http://www.royalinglishopera.com The Royal English Opera]] Opera offer a daily dose of the stuff, primarily Creator/GilbertAndSullivan (no surprise there), and with the expected doses of LargeHam and IncrediblyLongNote.


* CloudCuckooLander: [[http://stiffshots.smugmug.com/Events/Historical-Reenactment/Dickens-Fair-2013-Day-2/i-ndgsGMp/0/L/1701-Dickens_Fair-2013-12-15-L.jpg ''Figgy LaFontaine,'']] shown here conversing with her stuffed pigeon. She's a bit...''off.'' Her musical performances are MoodWhiplash taken UpToEleven, as she slingshots between StepfordSmiler and RageBreakingPoint.

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* CloudCuckooLander: [[http://stiffshots.smugmug.com/Events/Historical-Reenactment/Dickens-Fair-2013-Day-2/i-ndgsGMp/0/L/1701-Dickens_Fair-2013-12-15-L.jpg ''Figgy LaFontaine,'']] shown here conversing with her stuffed pigeon. She's a bit...''off.'' Her musical performances are MoodWhiplash taken UpToEleven, as she slingshots between StepfordSmiler and RageBreakingPoint. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKAfaiEM3Ow Take a look...]]

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** The 2015 Fair added a SignLanguage interpreter to several of the performances - including the Mad Sal's Revue, whose veteran cast members were often doubled over in uncontrollable laughter as she signed their bawdy lyrics while maintaining the straightest of faces.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: You'd have to go back to the glory days of Creator/BennyHill to count this many English-accented double entendres per minute. Most of the performances at Mad Sal's (which tend to be wall-to-wall [[BawdySong bawdy songs]]) are built around this trope, to the point where the Dickens Fair website gives those shows a [[ContentWarnings Parental Advisory note]]. For parents who ignore this advisory, Chairman Obadiah offers this ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory to the kiddies:

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: You'd have to go back to the glory days of Creator/BennyHill to count this many English-accented [[DoubleEntendre double entendres entendres]] per minute. Most of the performances at Mad Sal's (which tend to be wall-to-wall [[BawdySong bawdy songs]]) are built around this trope, to the point where the Dickens Fair website gives those shows a [[ContentWarnings Parental Advisory note]]. For parents who ignore this advisory, Chairman Obadiah offers this ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory to the kiddies:


* CloudCuckooLander: [[http://stiffshots.smugmug.com/Events/Historical-Reenactment/Dickens-Fair-2013-Day-2/i-ndgsGMp/0/L/1701-Dickens_Fair-2013-12-15-L.jpg ''Figgy LaFontaine,'']] shown here conversing with her stuffed pigeon. She's a bit...''off.''

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* CloudCuckooLander: [[http://stiffshots.smugmug.com/Events/Historical-Reenactment/Dickens-Fair-2013-Day-2/i-ndgsGMp/0/L/1701-Dickens_Fair-2013-12-15-L.jpg ''Figgy LaFontaine,'']] shown here conversing with her stuffed pigeon. She's a bit...''off.'''' Her musical performances are MoodWhiplash taken UpToEleven, as she slingshots between StepfordSmiler and RageBreakingPoint.


-->'''Chairman:''' "When you tell this joke to your friends at school...and the teacher asks you 'Where did you hear that?!?'...you tell them [[TheScapegoat ''[='=]Fezzzz..i..wiiiiig's.[='=]'']]"

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-->'''Chairman:''' "When you tell this joke to your friends at school...and the teacher asks you 'Where did you hear that?!?'...you tell them [[TheScapegoat ''[='=]Fezzzz..Fezzzz..i..wiiiiig's.[='=]'']]"]]"


-->'''Chairman:''' "When you tell this joke to your friends at school...and the teacher asks you 'Where did you hear that?!?'...you tell them ''[='=]Fezzzz..i..wiiiiig's.[='=]''"

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-->'''Chairman:''' "When you tell this joke to your friends at school...and the teacher asks you 'Where did you hear that?!?'...you tell them [[TheScapegoat ''[='=]Fezzzz..i..wiiiiig's.[='=]''"[='=]'']]"


* CelebrityImpersonator: Dickens, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, [[QueenVicky Queen Victoria]], etc.

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* CelebrityImpersonator: Dickens, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, [[QueenVicky Queen Victoria]], UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria, etc.

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