Mobile monuments: A view of historical reenactment and authenticity from inside the costume cupboard of history

@article{Gapps2009MobileMA,
  title={Mobile monuments: A view of historical reenactment and authenticity from inside the costume cupboard of history},
  author={Stephen Gapps},
  journal={Rethinking History},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={395 - 409}
}
Reenactment is an increasingly popular cultural practice that appears to offer participants and audiences authentic experiences and representations of history. Gapps is an historian who has participated in and coordinated many reenactments including the ‘Battles’ of Vinegar Hill, Waterloo, Trafalgar, Hastings and Gettysburg. This article is an exploration of the central tenet of reenactment - ‘authenticity’ - from an insider's perspective. Gapps suggests that the performance of history has been… 
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