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Experiencing Theatre Resources Text. .. Wilson and Goldfarb. Theatre: The Lively Art , 7th edition: Chapter 1. 1. In today's world what is the primary difference between drama and theatre? Drama is the script or text. Theatre is either (1) the place of performance or (2) the performance of a dramatic work. As one writer put it: "drama is on the page and theatre is on the stage." 2. What is the original source language of these two terms? Greek. 3. What is the rough English translation of the two source terms? Theatre : To see. Drama : To do. 4. Is there a difference, besides the spelling, between "theatre" and "theater"? No. Theatre is the British spelling and theater is the American spelling. In the 1830's, Noah Webster (1758-1843), of dictionary fame, created an American spelling for a number of British words. Colour became color, centre became center, and theatre became theater. Most of those in the acting profession, many of whom were originally British, continued to use the re spelling. Today, both spellings are used in the United States. Those in the profession still generally use the re spelling, the rest of America uses the er spelling. 5. Who was Aristotle?
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