SPTE 203 History of Venues

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History of Venues 
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“If you build it, they will come.” – Is this  true? Has the construction of venues led to the  creation of events?  Or have events led to  the construction of venues?
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Human Behavior Meet basic needs: Food Shelter Procreation Affection After meeting these needs, we tended to  gather.
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Why Do We Gather? Originally, it was safe. We want to be near other humans. We are driven to interact. We find pleasure in observing other  humans. We’re intelligent enough to understand  that we can “stage” an activity and the  staged activity will still allow us pleasure.   We call this  “theater”.
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Why Do We Gather? (cont.) We have this vicarious ability.  We don’t  really need to participate in order to “feel”.
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History 2500 B.C. – Festivals – Primarily Egypt. Crete – Bull Jumping – Paintings in Caves.
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SPTE 203 taught by Professor Kenyon during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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