American Counter Culture and Renaissance Faire ... Well Met:?
Faires and the American Counterculture I would have to Howard write the movie. Or maybe Kyyio. Or maybe David W. Teske from Manchester Iowa, the star map maker.
Did the Faire influence the counter culture? No, not really. Did the counter culture influence the Faire. Not in the long run. Was it a blast ... you bet.
For me, I did "new vaudeville" Shakespeare at the Faire in suburbia at the same time as doing Shakespeare in Berkeley with Kathy Soliah (Sarah Jane Olsen of SLA fame). Neither influenced the other and only common trait the Faire and the revolution had was neither paid very well.