THEATRE Theatre a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance. Elements of design and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek, théatron, “a place for viewing” and theáomai, “to see", "to watch", "to observe”. Modern Western theatre derives in large measure from ancient Greek drama, from which it borrows technical terminology, classification into genres, and many of its themes, stock characters, and plot elements. Theatre today includes performances of plays and musicals. The history of theatre charts the development of theatre over the past 2,500 years. Theatre probably arose as a performance of ritual activities that did not require initiation on the part of the spectator. This similarity of early theatre to ritual is negatively attested by Aristotle. In his Poetics he defined theatre in contrast to the performances of sacred mysteries. But it resembled sacred mysteries in the sense that it brought purification and healing to spectators by means the vision, theama. The physical location of such performances was accordingly named theatron. According to the historians Oscar Brockett and Franklin Hildy, rituals typically include elements that entertain or give pleasure, such as costumes and masks as well as skilled performers. As societies grew more complex, these spectacular elements began to be acted out under non-ritualistic conditions. As this occurred, the first steps towards theatre as an autonomous activity were being taken. Greek theatre is the root of the Western theatre tradition. It was part of a broader culture of theatricality and performance in classical
The Fourth Wall
Theatre in today’s society has changed from what it was in the early days. Everyone has heard many names in the theatre industry but the most well know is William Shakespeare. Now a question that is asked frequently is who had the most influence in today’s theatre? Bertolt Brecht is another figure in theatre history, whose name is mentioned as being influential also. He has proven time and time again as an influential person for modern theatre, below in this paper are just….
The Theatrical Experience: Compare & Contrast
Never before have I experienced both a theatrical experience in a thrust stage theatre along with a black box theatre all in the same month. Being able to witness two different performances with vast differences was an opportunity where I was able to value the rewards that come along with each individual location. At the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Hamlet was presented in a thrust stage space which I felt was the most appropriate manner….
Traditional Western theatre, beginning with the ancient Greeks, was divided into comedy and tragedy. A tragedy typically ended with the death or destruction of a fictional or historical hero, whereas a comedy focused on the lives of middle to lower class characters and ended with their success.in this essay I want to make comparison between the European theatre and the Middle east theatre the first playwrite Oscar Wilde and his work “the importance of being earnest”.the second one is Tawfik El Hakim….
Theatre probably arose as a performance of ritual activities that did not require initiation on the part of the spectator. This similarity of early theatre to ritual is negatively attested by Aristotle, who in his Poetics defined theatre in contrast to the performances of sacred mysteries: theatre did not require the spectator to fast, drink the kykeon, or march in a procession; however theatre did resemble the sacred mysteries in the sense that it brought purification and healing to the spectator….
1. Theatre and men are as related as mirror and reflection as self and shadow and study theatre of a particular era, and you learn the religious, social, political and economic influences of that time and also learn people’s desires, ideals and needs and gain insight into the present from what has gone before.
2. A) drama means to do or act
B) Drama was born out of the dance of primitive man, when his instinctive rhythmic movements evolved into pantomimes that told or showed….
Community theatre enriches the lives of those who take an active part in it, as well as those in the community who benefit from live theatre productions. On either side of the footlights, those involved represent a diversity of age, culture, life experience, and a strong appreciation of the importance of the arts. Economic impacts are perhaps the most widely touted benefits of the arts. The literature on economic impact studies of the arts tends to fall into two categories: on the one hand, advocacy….
Wara Monkhare El Ahmar, a play written and directed by Walid Saliba, was performed at Frem Multipurpose room, at the Lebanese American University, on the 19th of May 2013. The play was mainly a series of fragmented retrospective memories experienced by the director. In Brief, the play constitutes of two characters, actors, Marylise Aad and Mike Evasion, sharing the same apartment. This show acts as a boosting stimulator to reveals what is behind our red noise as described by the director. A series….
Playback Theatre Research Paper
Playback Theatre is a form of interactive improvisational theater performed in six continents. Playback Theatre picked up momentum when it was first created in the 1970s and quickly spread to other countries. This form of improvisational theater that has a specific stage layout and performance styles, and is powered by social interactions. The form of improvisation can be used in many contexts, such as bringing about social dialogue and changes. Playback theatre “promotes….
Speaking at the August 1992 Republican National Convention, Patrick Buchanan uses various forms of compelling language to motivate his “Buchanan Brigade” and the other convention attendees to support George Bush in the upcoming November Presidential election. “I do believe deep in my heart that the right place for us to be now, in this presidential campaign, is right beside George Bush. This Party is my home. This Party is our home and we've got to come home to it. And don't let anyone tell….
Indian Theatre roots back for over thousands of years, and has become a culture spectacle that many spectators admire. Through dance, music, and acting, Indian Theatre accomplishes to create a culturally enriched art. Incorporating all three performing arts is imperative since they all root back to ritual and honoring Hinduism. The many traditions and traditional performance can be seen within every detail Indian Theatre tries to accomplish. However, though Indian Theatre is very traditional….