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also re-en·act (rē′ĕn-ăkt′, -ə-năkt′)
tr.v. re·en·act·ed, re·en·act·ing, re·en·acts also re-en·act·ed or re-en·act·ing or re-en·acts
1. To enact again: reenact a law.
a. To perform again: reenacted the dancer's movements.
b. To act out or re-create dramatically (a historical event, for example): reenact a famous trial.

re′en·act′ment n.
re′en·ac′tor n.
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Noun1.reenactor - a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
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Martin Latham, 68, of Hengoed near Oswestry, is an experienced reenactor and has been taking part for more than 30 years.
Key man Leonardo Dentis from Turin, Italy, helps attraction reenactor `William Wallace' launch the celebration programme
Whether a hunter, reenactor, knifemaker, scout, horseback rider, or bushcraft fan, or using leather in other ways, here is an effective and thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional guide to a new skill that will be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, and community library leather crafting collections.
One reenactor can spend upwards of $2,000 (of their own money) to participate in a reenactment like this.
Visitors can experience what family life was like in the fort; attend historical reenactor demonstrations on the parade grounds, complete with military rifle programs and period music; or browse through exhibits about military training, battles, and medical treatments.
Los Angeles, CA, December 01, 2017 --( On November 28, the Former President Theodore Roosevelt, in the form of Joe Wigand, a well known Theodore Roosevelt reenactor visited The PLATO Society of Los Angeles, 1083 Gayley Avenue, in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA.
Such obsession with period authenticity is common in the reenactor community, where conversations veer from the physics of musket balls (they arc) to the fact that colonial women's dresses were secured with pins, not buttons, to accommodate pregnancy.
The agreement is set be signed on September 26 and put to a national referendum on October 2 | A Battle of Hastings reenactor before setting off on a 300-mile march to Hastings from Clifford's Tower in York, echoing the journey King Harold made to fight in the Battle of Hastings, to mark the 950th anniversary of the day Harold fought William of Normandy in one of the most important battles in English history | A firefighting boat works to extinguish a fire aboard the tanker Burgos about seven nautical miles off the coast of the port city of Boca del Rio, Mexico.
The new season, which was kept under wraps until episode 1, is titled "Roanoke." Viewers met Matt (AndrAaAaAeA@ Holland) and Shelby (Lily Rabe), who are telling the story about living in a haunted home in a reality TV docu-series, "My Roanoke Nightmare." Fans watch as actors reenact Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr., reenactor) and Shelby's (Sarah Paulson, reenactor) horrifying experiences.
Grandparents Anthony Adams, 73, and his wife Pamela, 70, from Newport; Michael Barton, 67, and his daughter Maggie, 30, from Windsor, Berkshire; battle reenactor Malcolm Beacham, 46, from Woolavington, Somerset; lorry drivers Terry Brice, 55, from South Gloucestershire; and Kye Thomas, 38, from Cornwall, all died.
Too, such stories include a reenactor's recollection of previous living history experiences--ceremonies and celebrations.
As a former Civil War reenactor, I find the historical items especially enlightening.