What is reenactment

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What is reenactment

Postby brendan on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:46 pm

So, what are your top 3, 14 words or less, soundbites on what reenactment is when someone asks you on the internet, in a pub or at work

The reason I am asking is that it is one of those questions that people ask and its really hard to answer but shouldnt be :?

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Re: What is reenactment

Postby mock on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:52 pm

for me its,

1, learning about our heritage,
2, dispelling the myths
3, meeting old friends and making new ones.
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Re: What is reenactment

Postby Irish-American on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:23 am

1. Having the opportunity to teach people the true history virus a textbook
2Exporing the daily life of our ancestors
3. Making friends/ memories
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Re: What is reenactment

Postby knightofredemption on Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:07 am

First and foremost, I am a martial art trainee doing my best to study the martial arts of my ancestors within the boundaries of a formal WMA society.

Second, as a spin off from that I can talk about, and show reproductions of armor and weapons.

Third (and I suspect on nearly all our lists) to dispel some myths and misconceptions.

These are the things I am willing to talk to the Press about. Anything else, my private life, the social angle and what happens when out of the public eye is my business and mine alone.
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Re: What is reenactment

Postby lordedward on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:39 pm

Someone once described re-enactment to me as :

"The only hobby that combines social, physical and intellectual parts equally".
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Re: What is reenactment

Postby soutreb on Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:17 pm

1. Honouring those that have wore the uniforms
2. History from both sides
3. Researching our forefathers
4. Friendships, old and new
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Re: What is reenactment

Postby Malo on Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:00 pm

for re-enactment is:

- to attempt to relive the past as authentic as possible (I know I let myself slag in the last while)
- to meet new and old friends
- to have a nice time around the campfire
- to overall enjoy myself on and off the battlefield
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Re: What is reenactment

Postby claimhteoir on Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:07 pm

I'd have to say that historical re-enactment is living history. ;)
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Re: What is reenactment

Postby Malo on Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:50 pm

claimhteoir wrote:I'd have to say that historical re-enactment is living history. ;)



sorry if i'm asking: what is living history?

is it re-living history?

or is it showing to the "public" what the "public" wants to see?

there are so many definitions to living history these days, that I (and people might disagreewith me, every one is free to their own opinion, but this is the accepted believe of many European groups) follow the opinion that re-enactment is not living history, but the attempt to relive and recreate the situations of times gone by. where living history shows what people looked and dressed like at the time.

I don't mean to offend anyone, but I believe that there is a big difference between re-enatment and living history. (maybe it is from the german way of re-enatment i grew up with, maybe it is my own ignorance?)
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Re: What is reenactment

Postby Dave Mooney on Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:38 am

Here's a take on the "What is?"

Mogh Roith web site FAQ http://www.moghroith.org/faq-s
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Mogh Roith- Historical Living History Group. http://moghroith.org
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