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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...

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Charlie Chaplin movies, mainly how she starts to moves and walks. Finally, I think the symbiotic relations between audiences and actors took this play into an interesting level. As for the Spectacle, the performance took place on a kind of black box theatre. Six rows of seats on each sides in the back were settled. Another two zones on the floors were preserved as a place for the audiences. As for the set, it was mainly symmetrical: A white screen and a bedroom on each side, enhancing the idea of duality...

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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...

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5/5/2013 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...

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Theatre History 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...

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Roman Theatre

Roman Theatre- • We look at Athens because we have the most sources • Most important form of entertainment • Very open, did not really need money to go to the theatre • Profound religious associations • Played an important political role • Stage was, like the agora, democracy was discussed and displayed in front of the Romans • Romans owed a lot to the Greeks in terms of theatre. They were very influenced by the Greeks • We see this in the architecture of the theatre • But Romans were...

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Theatre and Other Arts- Theatre Challenges

Theatre and Other Arts - Theatre Challenges Theatre is 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. Theatre has existed since the dawn of man, as a result of human tendency for storytelling. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance. The most important element of theatre is the audience...

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History of Theatre

History of Theatre Early in the 1700's British people that were involved with theatre were mostly middle class. There were 2 kinds of new dramatic theatre: sentimental comedy and domestic tragedy. The fist playhouse was in the American colonies was built in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1741 the greatest British actor was born and his name was David Garrick. Aeschylus wrote the first major playwright and multiple contests. "The Orestria" was the last remaining tragic trilogy. Sophocles ...

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Realism Theatre

portray life on stage, a movement away from the conventional melodramas and sentimental comedies of the 1700s. It is expressed in theatre through the use of symbolism, character development, stage setting and storyline and is exemplified in plays such as Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. The arrival of realism was indeed good for theatre as it promoted greater audience involvement and raised awareness of contemporary social and moral issues. It also provided and...

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verbatim theatre

Verbatim essay; “the main purpose of Verbatim theatre has always been to challenge audiences into a confrontation with real events and concrete facts, an to prevent their escapism into theatrical fantasy.” How well does this statement apply to Verbatim plays, RRR and LP? Alfred Hitchcock commented, “ what is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.” This quotes is typically true of drama, however verbatim theatre is contrary to this as it forces it audiences to confront serious issues...

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