What is theatre?

Theatre

Theatre (sometimes theater in American English) is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance. Elements of design and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, “a place for viewing”) and θεάομαι (theáomai, “to see", "to watch", "to observe”).

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IMAX - Gallery
... The Cinesphere in Toronto, the first IMAX theatre in the world The iconic golden snail IMAX at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, Indonesia, since 1975 Prasads IMAX Theater, at Hyderabad, India ... Air Force – Dayton, Ohio Imax21-1.jpg The 21 Cineplex IMAX theatre in Jakarta, Indonesia ...
Augusto Boal - Published Works - Games For Actors and Non-Actors (London: Routledge, 1992; Second Edition 2002)
... In contrast to Theatre of the Oppressed, it contains little academic theory and many practical examples for drama practitioners to use even if not practicing theatre that is related to Boal's academic or ... It has been influential in the development of Community Theatre and Theatre in Education (T.I.E.) practices worldwide, especially in Europe and South America ...
Regina, Saskatchewan - Culture
... Regina has a substantial cultural life in music, theatre and dance, supported by the fine arts constituency at the University of Regina, which has faculties of music ... Despite "he Regina Little Theatre in 1926, and performed in Regina College before building its own theatre in 1981," Regina lacked a large concert and live theatre venue for many years ... But until the demolition of downtown cinemas which doubled as live theatres the lack was not urgent, and Darke Hall on the Regina College campus of the ...
Yaron Lifschitz
... Yaron Lifschitz is an Australian theatre director most notable for his involvement in the circus arts ... He has directed over 50 productions including mainstage theatre, physical theatre, large scale events and opera ... He was first artistic director of the Australian Museum's Theatre Unit a position he held for five years ...
Yaron Lifschitz - Productions - 2000
... Premiered at Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane on 6 June 2000 ... Opening of Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre – Produced by Zane Trow Directed by Yaron Lifschitz ... Performed at Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane on 5 May 2000 and 6 May 2000 ...

More definitions of "theatre":

  • (noun): A building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented.
    Synonyms: theater, house

Famous quotes containing the word theatre:

    The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.
    Enid Bagnold (1889–1981)

    Mankind’s common instinct for reality ... has always held the world to be essentially a theatre for heroism. In heroism, we feel, life’s supreme mystery is hidden. We tolerate no one who has no capacity whatever for it in any direction. On the other hand, no matter what a man’s frailties otherwise may be, if he be willing to risk death, and still more if he suffer it heroically, in the service he has chosen, the fact consecrates him forever.
    William James (1842–1910)

    The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.
    Sarah Bernhardt (1845–1923)