What is Theatre

What is Theatre - THET110-Lecture 2 Rothman-3:30pm Why we...

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THET110-Lecture 2 Rothman-3:30pm Why we go to see movies over theatre Cost, accessibility, theatre more aural than visual, lack of advertisement “The Graying of the American Audience” Theatre audiences are getting older and older Why do we study theatre? Universality of Theatre All cultures have some sort of theatrical performance Theatrical Impulse Aristotle The Poetics (335 BC) innate mimetic desire in humans “mimesis” = imitation Theatre is part of how we understand life. Definition of Theatre Theatre must have a(n): actor, story, audience and “Liveness” actors performs story for audience-Eric Bentley Communication interaction model ->->message->-> Sender Receiver <-<-feedback<-<- Similarities and differences between theatre and. .. Jugglers similar:perform for an audience difference:actors impersonate, they can change characters Football similar:play in front of an audience that judge your actions
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course THET 110 taught by Professor Dail during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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