Paper 2 - 20488204 Theater R1A, Section 6 September 8, 2009...

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20488204 Theater R1A, Section 6 September 8, 2009 Paper # 2: Theater As A Weapon Evolution shaped the world as it is seen today. The world constantly undergoes a process of gradual change: both physically and socially. While the physical evolution of man is difficult to control, people can tackle social change to achieve growth and improvement within a society. Without this development, the world fall under stagnancy—neither worsening nor progressing. Thus, it is important to find a medium that motivates social change: theater. For the purposes of this paper, I will address how the study of theater delegates the betterment of mankind; through interaction with the audience, theater stimulates emotion and mobilizes for action. While theorists disagree with many aspects of theater, one characteristic finds itself consistently present: an audience must exist. Woodruff formulates theater as an “art by which human beings make or find human action worth watching” (Woodruff 18). In other words, without an audience to watch, theater fails to exist. The presence of an audience bestows
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2009 for the course THEATER R1A taught by Professor Steen during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Paper 2 - 20488204 Theater R1A, Section 6 September 8, 2009...

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