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Why does theatre survive 3rd term acting studies essay by Ralph Gassmann All the worlds a stage to quote the worlds most famous playwright William Shakespeare who rose to prominence in the 16th century during the reign of Elizabeth I and whos plays have excited and obsessed the generations since and will doubtless continue to do so as we approach the 2nd millennium On this stage the actor represents the symbol of man with all his imperfection and weakness with all his morals and ideals Theatre provides us with a mirror of the society within which we live in and where the conflicts we experience in life are acted out on stage before us In the space of a few hours we participate in a story where the facets of life unfold before our eyes and anything can happen be it tragic serious or hilarious On the stage real people take on characters and we can identify with the emotions and actions as they happen and share the experience in real time When this miracle occurs when the audience and those on stage breathe a exactly the same time there is a unique feeling of a fulfilled desire which transforms the theatre into an immortal place a combination of ecstasy and empathy for the human experience -- an inspiring event Another fact which provides the survival of the art form of theatre lies in the very nature of mankind its inner voyeuristic drive The desire to watch other people dealing with their conflicts and fates challenges as well as reinforces values and the morality of society As human beings we are learning by examples from others and our own experiences What better place therefore than the theatre to form for ourselves an idea of life and its consequences An inviting and exciting opportunity to watch believable stories and situations as they could happen in real life showing us a bit better the truth of
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