One of the oldest forms of storytelling is that of re-enactment, donning the costumes of the story's subjects, miming their actions, performing a narrative before a live audience.
Enthusiasts wearing costumes take part in a re-enactment of a decisive Crusaders battle in northern Israel's Galilee region on July 5, 2014.
A re-enactor playing the part of "Robert the Bruce" stands in front of his statue at the Bannockburn Live event on June 28, 2014 in Stirling, Scotland.
Actors who are part of King Robert The Bruce's army re-enact the Battle of Bannockburn in Bannockburn, central Scotland.
French lawyer Franck Samson performs as Napoleon during a reenactment of the Battle of Montmirail, northeastern France, on May 31, 2014.
History enthusiasts dressed as soldiers take part in a re-enactment of Napoleon's 1805 Battle of Austerlitz.
A surgeon with the French army speaks on a mobile phone before taking part in a re-enactment of a Battle.
American Civil War re-enactors repulse an evening attack as part of a three-day Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment on June 29.
Confederate Civil War re-enactors launch an evening attack during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Confederate troops (top) fire on the Federal (Union) positions (bottom) during the final battle of the Gettysburg conflict.
Confederate and Union cavalry engage with sabres during a re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Members of historic clubs wearing WWI-era uniforms take part in a reenactment of a WWI battle at a historical festival marking the 100th anniversary of World War I in Kolomenskoye park in Moscow, Russia, on June 8, 2014.
A man wearing a World War One uniform poses with children during an event marking 100 years since the Great War on May 10, 2014.
Reconstruction of the battle at the beginning of WWII on September 19, 1939 on the outskirts of Warsaw between Polish and German armies.
Military history enthusiasts dressed as Nazi German troops take part in a stage battle "Summer 1941".
A World War II American plane flies in front of a wall of fire as it takes part in a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Visitors watch D-Day re-enactment paratroopers jumping on June 5, 2014 at Utah Beach, France.
Re-enactors from a Royal Marine Landing craft during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings parade on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains.
Enthusiasts wearing WWII U.S. military uniforms re-enact a D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Vierville sur Mer, on Normandy coast, on June 5, 2014.
A man dressed as a US soldier poses by an American flag during a historical reenactment of a D-Day military camp, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, on June 7, 2014.