September 21 & 22, 2013
Music, thrills, comedy, vendors, history, and much more! Access to Art is bringing together the arts, food, a beer garden and a two day event burgeoning with family fun and Elizabethan accents. Access is presenting an Elizabethan Court, on progression, through the 16th century summers with Queen Elizabeth I, visiting her people through the shires and hamlets, castles and vineyards of Elizabethan England.
About Queen Elizabeth
Cape May Renaissance Festival which will feature the era of Elizabeth I of England, a patron of the arts, remembered for maintaining the peace, sponsoring theatre, poetry, rhetoric, languages, music, and keeping the budget of England balanced. Daughter of Henry VIII and the ill fated Anne Boleyn, she was surrounded by plots and courtiers, future and past descendants of her lineage, who wanted their shot at the throne, and her motto was “I look, and say nothing.”
She played the lute, loved to dance the Galliard, went breakneck horseback riding with Sir Robert Dudley, and studied all the courtly arts of the era. She spoke six languages and was proficient in translating Greek into English and back again, and Latin into English and the reverse. She woke and performed dance exercises each morning, preceding her hunt, where she was well known to bag quite a few does. She was a reckless and passionate horsewoman.