History of English Theatre.docx - As Shakespeare has quite perfectly put it \u201cAll the world\u2019s a stage and all the men and women merely players.\u201d

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As Shakespeare has quite perfectly put it, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Now we can agree with him on one thing – performance is essential to human experience. Both these components go hand in hand. Ever since the time of our birth, we have charmed our way through the hearts of an audience (even if it is small), entertaining them with our small baby steps, gurgles and squeaks; eventually coming to a time where we’ll move an audience at the scene of our own funeral. The intermediary time (regardless of its duration) is a string of events in which the protagonist plays the lead role in a story of joy, tragedy, comedy, farce and errors. The paradox lies in the fact that in life we are the main actors of our own tale together with being the support for hundreds of different narratives, and the spectator of millions more.Disorder during the medieval period led to the church using religious stories as a means of

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