Origins of Theatre
Since the old days, people have reenacted narratives through dramatized movements and
physical gestures. According to Brockett's History of Theatre, theatre emerged from myth and ritual.
Ideas also sprung from cultural darwinism, where
The Lighting of Oedipus
The sun shines directly above the Theater of Dionysus. The audience is watching, eyes
eager to see the action that awaits. Our main character, Oedipus, ascends the stage and situates
himself in the stone altar underneath a large ho
Every actor and actress has their own quirky traditions before or during a performance.
While some of these traditions hold very clear origins, others are a bit more confusing. The
history of theatre superstitions can be traced back decades, even centurie