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-'''Historical reenactment''' is a type of roleplay in which participants attempt to recreate some aspects of a historical event or period. This may be as narrow as a specific moment from a battle, such as the reenactment of [[Pickett's Charge]] at the [[Great Reunion of 1913]], or as broad as an entire period. 
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-Activities related to "reenactment" are not new. [[tournament (medieval)|Tournaments]] in the [[Middle Ages]] had Roman or other earlier themes (while the Romans themselves staged recreations of famous battles within their [[Amphitheatre|amphitheaters]] as a form of public spectacle), and the [[Victorian era|Victorian]]s recreated [[Eglinton Tournament of 1839|medieval jousts]]. 
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-The term [[living history]] describes attempts to bring history to life for the general public. Historical reenactment includes a continuum from well researched attempts to recreate a known historical event for educational purposes, through representations with theatrical elements, to competitive events for purposes of entertainment, which might be considered a form of [[live-action role-playing]] within a historical context. The line between amateur reenactment and presentations at living history museums can be blurred as, while the latter routinely utilize museum professionals and trained interpreters to help convey the story of history to the public, some museums and historic sites employ reenactment groups with high standards of authenticity for the same role at special events. 
 +'''Historical reenactment''' (or '''re-enactment''') is an [[educational entertainment|educational or entertainment]] activity in which people follow a plan to recreate aspects of a historical event or period. This may be as narrow as a specific moment from a battle, such as the reenactment of [[Pickett's Charge]] presented during the [[Great Reunion of 1913]], or as broad as an entire period, such as [[Regency reenactment]] or [[The 1920s Berlin Project]].
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Historical reenactment (or re-enactment) is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate aspects of a historical event or period. This may be as narrow as a specific moment from a battle, such as the reenactment of Pickett's Charge presented during the Great Reunion of 1913, or as broad as an entire period, such as Regency reenactment or The 1920s Berlin Project.



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