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Theater Essay Examples

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The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater Twenty-five hundred years ago, 2 thousand years before Shakespeare, theater was born in Athens, Greece. The ancient Athenians created a theater culture between 600 and 200 BC. They created plays that are still considered among the greatest works of art in theater. The earliest days of western th...
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The Origin and Importance of Elizabethan Theater
Elizabethan Theater Elizabethan times in the 1600s was a progression for the world of the theater. A period named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, it is from this period that modern day society has its foundation for the entertainment industry. From the violence that was prevalent because of the Black Death, people t...
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The Dramatic Styles of Greek Theater in Many Parts of Athens
Greek Theater Although theaters developed in many parts of Greece, it was in Athens, where the most dramatic styles the world has known was formed. Ancient Greek theaters were built in natural open air sites on conveniently shaped hills. This allowed a great mass of people to enjoy a show at one time(The Ephesus could hold...
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An Introduction to the Origins and History of the Greek Theater
The Greek Theater: "The arts of the western world have been largely dominated by the artistic standards established by the Greeks of the classical period" (Spreloosel 86). It is from the Greek word theatron, meaning a place for sitting, that we get our word theater. According to James Butler, "The Greeks wer...
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An Overview of Ancient Greek Theater and Drama
Ancient Greek Theater and Drama Ancient Greek Theater and Drama Jennifer Mills Theater has been an integral part of almost every society for thousands of years. Starting in the last Sixth century B.C. Theater has been evolving into the glitzy, whirlwind productions of today. But in the beginning, theater was a simple affa...
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What I Learned From the Theater Class
Ok, so the only reason I joined theater class was because I needed an easy A. A blow-off class of some sort, to balance out the rest of my schedule. I got much more than that. I am taking with me a sense of self-worth, and confidence. I acquired the ability to think on my feet, and the motivation to get up and do something...
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Review of Play Bugboy
Recently, I have attended the first production of the play Bogboy on September 7th, 2011, at 8PM located at the Irish Arts Center. The cast and crew involved were Steve Blount, Noelle Brown, Sorcha Fox, and Emmet Kirwan. The playwright Deirdre Kinahan has done a phenomenal job with the play Bogboy. She develops a successful...
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Analysis of The Glass Menagerie and Oedipus
Both Tom in “A Glass Menagerie” and the chorus in “Oedipus the King” play a pivotal role in leading the stories through suggestive influences. The Chorus is a subtle feature grounded in the back while Tom is seen taking an active and passive part in the play. The Chorus plays a leading role in “Oedipus the King” and portra...
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Dispelling Stereotypes about High School Theater Classes
A quiz on Cracked.com claims that in High School if you have no athletic ability, are not crazy smart, have no musical ability, artistic talent, or acting ability, then you will just be stuck in theater class. This opinion is generally the basis of what the general public thinks High School Theater is. They think it is just...
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An Essay on Theater Architecture through History
DECEMBER 7, 1994 The designs of theatres during the last five-hundred centuries b.c. varied in many ways of construction and design. The technical advances in acoustics and construction were enormous. The placement of the seating and construction of the stage and even sizes of the theatres varied from theatre to theat...
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Artful First Theater Production Performed in Athens in 550 BC
Greek and Roman Theater The Greeks in Athens built the worlds first theater about 550 BC The worlds first theater production was performed by the Greeks. The Greeks were the first people to create theater performances. The Romans borrowed Greek ideas to create their own productions. There are many differences between...
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Theater vs. Cable TV
Introductory paragraph I am a movie fanatic. When friends want to know what picture won the Oscar in 1980 or who played the police chief in Jaws, they ask me. My friends, though, have stopped asking me if I want to go out to the movies. The problems in getting to the theater, the theater itself, and the behavior of some pa...
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Theater - the Most Remarkable Art of Life
The Art of Theater Neither a book nor a work, but an energy Theater is the most remarkable art of life. It is a collaborate art combining different people into one solid group in which they work together harmoniously in order to portray a certain idea, concept, or piece of art. Theater deals with various forms of emo...
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A Personal Recount of Joining Theater Class
Ok, so the only reason I joined theater class was because I needed an easy A. A blow-off class of some sort, to balance out the rest of my schedule. I got much more than that. I am taking with me a sense of self-worth, and confidence. I acquired the ability to think on my feet, and the motivation to get up and do something...
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Konstantin Stanislavski's Role in Russian Theatre in the 19th Century
1863-1938, Russian theatrical director, teacher, and actor, whose original name was Constantin Sergeyevich Alekseyev. He was cofounder with Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko of the Moscow Art Theater in 1898, which he would remain associated with for remainder of life. He also achieved renown as a director of opera. As a direct...
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The Classical Chinese Theater Developed During the Yuan Dynasty
Chinese Drama- The classical Chinese theater developed during the Yuan dynasty. Springing from story cycles made familiar by professional storytellers, Yuan plays relied for their appeal on romantic or sentimental plots. During the Ming dynasty the drama utilized the plots of popular novels. Until the 19th century Chine...
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A Comparison of Viewing a Movie in a Normal Theater and in Home Theater
Home Theater Viewing a movie can be done at home or in a theater. There are similarities regardless of location, such as the company chosen to see the movie, and the movie itself. The differences experienced in watching a movie at home or in a theater are many. Some of those differences are the pause button at home, the c...
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An Analysis of the Role of Elizabethan Theater in Culture Change
The Globe Theater During the 1500s in England a break out of literary accomplishments arose that was never before seen in the history of the theater. In the new idea of theaters, playwrights lifted the Elizabethan Theater to new heights. People like Shakespeare dared to write plays about real people in a range of real si...
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A Comparison of Theater Plays and Movies
Plays are live shows with actors and actresses acting out a story in front of a live audience. A movie is a pre-taped showing of actors and actresses acting out a story. There are benefits and hindrances both to seeing a play and a movie. Making a movie allows for postproduction to add effects, plays cannot accomplish this...
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The Significance of Theater in SOciety
Theater has been an integral part of almost every society for thousands of years. Starting in the last Sixth century B.C. Theater has been evolving into the glitzy, whirlwind productions of today. But in the beginning, theater was a simple affair. Originating in Greece, theater tradition was derived from religious rituals....
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The Importance and the Appeal of Theater
What is the theatre about? Why do millions of people around the world go to the theatre to enjoy what the greatest playwrights and actors left behind in history? Theatre applies to our by making us feel and experience what we would not otherwise see in our busy lives. Theatre is a tool for intellectual enrichment. It enrich...
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The History of the Elizabethan Theater
Elizabethan Theater
Drama changed literature and theater into what it is today. I. History of
Elizabethan Theater a. forming of theater 1. medieval church 2. mystery and
morality b. actors 1. rogues and thieves 2. acting guilds II. Influences and
people a. commanding actors 1. Shakespeare 2. Burbage b. other 1. wars of the...
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An Overview of the Greek and Roman Theater
Greek And Roman Theater
Greek and Roman Theater
The Greeks in Athens built the world's first theater about 550 BC The world's first theater production was performed by the Greeks. The Greeks were the first people to create theater performances. The Romans borrowed Greek ideas to create their own productions. There are many...
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An Examination of the Ancient Greek and Roman Theaters
"The arts of the western world have been largely dominated by the artistic standards established by the Greeks of the classical period" (Spreloosel 86). It is from the Greek word theatron, meaning a place for sitting, that we get our word theater. According to James Butler, "The Greeks were the first people t...
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Analyzing Community Theater as an Historical Construct
Community Definition and Community Theater This paper considers the historical and cultural developments of a community, and what that means for the theater located within it. I Introduction How do we define a “community”? This is neither easy nor trivial, particularly if we want to find a way to draw that co...
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