What is the Meaning & Definition of theatre

The word theatre comes from the Greek and means "place to contemplate". It's an art that seeks to represent stories in front of an audience, combining acting, speech, gestures, stage design, music and sound. Often called also theatre to the literary genre that developed the works that will be represented on stage with the discipline that seeks to train the actors to perform in this or other dramatic as cinema and television arts.
The theater has various forms, may be opera, pantomime, ballet, and many other variants.
At the same time, theatre is usually made up of a variety of elements that are necessary to its nature. For example, the text based on dialogues in first person, but also a work can be represented through MIME or dance, without the need for written text. Direction and acting are also fundamental in a work. Other accessories are the scenery, costumes and makeup.
In terms of performance, different methods, can be counted as the famous method or Stanislavski method, by means of which the actors work together to develop their skills in an experimental environment. This method was continued by the Actor's Studio run by Lee Strasberg. His best-known pupils include Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando and Dustin Hoffman.
There are different types of theatre, for example, Japanese kabuki Theatre, puppet theatre, which are very different to the Elizabethan theater, and even avant-garde theatre. They can also count the theatre of the absurd or the theatre of improvisation, most common in the 20th century.
Some of the best-known writers of plays or playwrights are William Shakespeare, Molière, Bertolt Brecht, and more recently, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, or, for example, Cats on Broadway. At the same time, various literary works have been adapted to be interpreted dramatically.
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