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What is theatre? Theatre is experience.
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The Nature of Theatre
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Theatre is… Ritual Storytelling 2,500 years old Form of entertainment Truthful Reflection of human behavior
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Basic Elements of theatre What is performed The performance The audience
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what is performed essence of theatre Entertainment? Capacity to provoke thought or action about significant issues?
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The performance Takes place in a space Requires collaboration of artists?
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The audience Needs to be experienced Audience completes the steps of creation Feedback essence
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Theatre as a form of art Useful arts Fine arts Tells a story Major Dramatic question
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Unformatted text preview: Should challenge A way human beings seek to understand their world Willing suspension of disbelief Esthetic distance Empathy Special qualities of theatre Lifelikeness Ephemerality Objectivity Complexity of means immediacy Art and value Improves quality of life by… Bringing pleasure Sharpening our perceptions Increasing our sensitivity to others & our surroundings Suggesting that moral and societal concerns should take precedence over materialistic goals Theatre as a form of Cultural expression...
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