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What is Theatre Theatre is one of the oldest forms of entertainment in which the actors perform live for an audience The word theatre comes from the Greek theatron meaning seeing place The term drama coming from the Greek word dran meaning to do Theatre is something seen and doneCohen 9 People and ideas combine to form the art of theatre The word theatre refers to everything involved in putting on a performance from the echniques used by actors to give a good show to the building and making of the sets The business of theatre is woven together by many peoples hard work and artistic visions Theatre is traced back through history to Athens Greece in the fifth century BC Four of the most talented playwrights of all time Aeschylus Sophocles Euripides and Aristophanes spawned from this period Unity of myth legend philosophy social commentary poetry dance music public participation and visual splendor is what these playwrights produced in their writingsCohen 59 The Middle Ages is the time between the fall of Rome and the coming of the Renaissance The theater of the Middle Ages was profoundly religious and often referred to as medieval theatre In comparison the Medieval theatre and Greek theatre both began as a spring religious service but medieval theatre on the other hand was based on the ritualization and resurrection of Jesus ChristCohen 97 Drama soon left the building of the church because of growing popularity The church could no longer serve as a play house so the religious plays were brought into the courtyards and streets These plays would often depict many religious scenes from the creation of Adam and Eve to the birth of Christ
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