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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... 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 ...
... 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, theatre and plastic arts ... 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 ... 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 university provided a small concert and ...
... 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 ... first artistic director of the Australian Museum's Theatre Unit a position he held for five years ...
... 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 ...
... The Cinesphere in Toronto, the first IMAX theatre in the world The iconic golden snail IMAX at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, Indonesia ... Air Force – Dayton, Ohio Imax21-1.jpg The 21 Cineplex IMAX theatre in Jakarta, Indonesia ...
More definitions of "theatre":
- (noun): The art of writing and producing plays.
Synonyms: dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater
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“Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away early to the tropics, and is at home with palms and banyanswhich is nourished on books of travel, and stretches the theatre of its imagination to the Zambesi.”
—George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)
“If an irreducible distinction between theatre and cinema does exist, it may be this: Theatre is confined to a logical or continuous use of space. Cinema ... has access to an alogical or discontinuous use of space.”
—Susan Sontag (b. 1933)
“I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.”
—Václav Havel (b. 1936)