Theatre, Drama and Dance: Theatre & Drama

Learn about the origins of the theatre, drama and dance including famous actors and dancers.

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BIOGRAPHIES - ACTORS & SINGERS

THEATRE

Theatre (from the Greek ‘seeing-place’) has extended from being a reference to the buildings or space within which drama can take place to encompass the range of phenomena which constitute the relationship between an audience and a performance. Theatre is a social institution which operates on social interaction in its production processes. It is also a social activity which includes those involved in the production process as well as with the spectator/spectator and spectator/performance exchange. Read More..

THEATRE & DRAMA eBOOKS

DRAMA - TOPIC PAGE

Origins of Drama

Several origins have been proposed for drama: the ceremonies and dances performed by hunter-gatherers to ensure a successful hunt and initiate the young into the nature of the animals they hunted and the tactics used to kill them is one; dramatic story-telling in which the narrator enacts different roles while telling the story is another; religious ritual, and the enactment of religious stories at festivals, such as those conducted in ancient Egypt from before 2000BC, is a third. Read more..

PERFORMING ARTS