Stage and Theatre
Theatre (from the Greek verb theasthai, "to view" or "to see," whence theatron,
or "seeing place") may be defined not only as a structure in which dramatic
performances are given, but as the sum of all the arts required for the
production of a dramatic, or imitative, action.
These include acting, theatrical
costume and makeup, directing, scenography, stage lighting, theatre architecture, machinery and special effects, and dramaturgy or playwriting.
Theatre is an eclectic art form, often
employing music and dance in its productions as well as the talents of leading
artists from outside the theatre. Other mimetic performing arts, such as opera
and ballet, are closely related to the theatre, the principal distinctions being
that opera consists of song and musical dialogue throughout, whereas ballet is
an art of rhythmic movement precisely timed to music.
Sites of Interest
of the Arts