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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.reenactment - performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time; "the reenactment of the battle of Princeton"
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
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The Lombard Civil War Reenactment continues from 10 a.m.
In fact, Phan is at war and at war with these ironies from the beginning of Reenactments. In "Small Wars," he "pulled the pin on the smoke grenade, tossed it / under a tremendous wing, then slumped over my aircraft like a / limp ragdoll." It is ambiguous whether this is a war zone, a reenactment, or, metaphorically, the imitative wars that survivors and their children often stage psychologically.
THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) assured government employees on Wednesday that the reenactment of the budget will not affect the grant of the fourth tranche of the salary increases as stated in the Salary Standardization Law (SSL).
SUNDERLAND'S Hylton Castle is hosting an English Civil War battle reenactment this weekend.
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'PANATA' - Bob Velez (right), who has been portraying Christ in the reenactment of the crucifixion for 36 years, and Ruben Enaje show the nails that will be used to nail their hands and feet to crosses on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga for Enaje and in Itogon for Velez.
Festival Celebration of the Worcester Revolution of 1774 Reenactments featuring Colonial militia, impersonators Isaiah Thomas, Timothy Bigelow, John Hancock, historic bus tours, children's activities, music, food, craft demonstrations, interactive dramatic play, discussion and book signing by author Ray Raphael of "The First American Revolution.'' The day will culminate with a reenactment of British magistrates "Walking the Gauntlet'' after the 4,622 militiamen from 37 towns successfully closed the old courthouse.
Includes Normandy Tribute, a D-Day air jump reenactment from a C-47 Skytrain.
PALO -- Eighteen-year-old Jay Gatela had to literally climb a mountain, spend a few hours in a cemetery and pay for his own costume to play a minor role in the reenactment of Jesus Christ's suffering and death.
Reducing reenactment to iconography turns reenactors into icons themselves, and essentially robs them of attempts to either illustrate other valued aspects of a historical party's image or the ability to address the complexities of the age in which he or she first appeared.
Toward the end of the film, however, Oppenheimer re-presents this setting as a key focal point for understanding the true power of reenactment and recreation-not simply to jar the audience, but to reconfigure the participant's understanding of history as well.
Dressed in SS uniforms and surrounded by Nazi flags, members of a World War II reenactment group attended a Third Reich-themed Christmas dinner last December at a Minneapolis restaurant, City Pages reported.