What is theatre?

  • (noun): A building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented.
    Synonyms: theater, house
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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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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 ... Despite "he Regina Little Theatre in 1926, and performed in Regina College before building its own theatre in 1981," Regina lacked a large concert ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... Museum of the United States Air Force – Dayton, Ohio Imax21-1.jpg The 21 Cineplex IMAX theatre in Jakarta, Indonesia ...
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 ...
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 ...

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Famous quotes containing the word theatre:

    As in a theatre the eyes of men,
    After a well-graced actor leaves the stage,
    Are idly bent on him that enters next,
    Thinking his prattle to be tedious,
    Even so, or with much more contempt, men’s eyes
    Did scowl on gentle Richard.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in, and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre of God’s righteous Kingdom.
    Thomas Traherne (1636–1674)

    For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.
    Sarah Bernhardt (1844–1923)