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2 RUNNING HEAD: HISTORY OF THEATRE A Brief History of Theatre The theatre refers to a communal human expression (YouTube, 2010). It has existed since the beginning of humanity, but evidence can be traced back to as far as two thousand five hundred years ago. In the western world, the earliest forms of theatre are found in the Athens, in the ancient Greece in the 4 th and 5 th B.C (Balme & Davis, 2015). The old Greek communities revered supernatural forces and upheld any practice that would ensure their harmonious existence with the mystical powers. One way of civic participation and involvement in state activities in Athens included being part of festivals such as music, poetry, and theatres in general. The types of plays in ancient Greek included satyr play (short and teasers to the Greek mythology), tragedies and comedy. One of their most important gods was the god of wine and fertility or the god Dionysus. This god was honored and believed to bring good fortune and productivity. There were four festivals held in honor of the god, and
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