Traditionally, theatre productions are staged in sequential order with three main components: actors or performers/players, the script or dialogue written by a playwright or scriptwriter, and direction given by a director. Props are used to enhance the story being told on stage.
Theatre relies on various elements to create this illusion. These include costumes, scenery, lighting effects and sound effects. Theatre companies typically consist of a group of actors who perform these elements using specialized techniques such as blocking (the arrangement of actors in timed movements), improvisation (unscripted performances), dialogue (spoken text), mime (silent acting) and choreography (the patterning of gestures).
Theatre is an art form that uses live performance, typically with actors, to represent a story.
Audiences are organized into several areas called “stalls”, “parterre”, “grand circle”, and sometimes “upper circle”.
Plays are performed on a stage that is typically elevated above the ground level.
A proscenium arch separates the stage from the audience. The stage may be set up so as to project towards or away from the audience, depending on which side of it has the curtains.
Theatre can be divided into two main categories: realistic theatre and non-realistic theatre.
Theatre is a performing art form in which people use words, body language, and other physical gestures to communicate an idea.
A theatre performance typically consists of one or more plays. Plays are usually presented in chronological order with intervals in between them. This is called a play cycle. A play cycle can present an individual story, or it can tell several interwoven stories at one time.
Theatre performances may be presented live through the actor’s energy and enthusiasm; this is called live theatre or live performance. It can also be watched by people who participate in the production by providing various types of assistance such as construction and design work, lighting, sound and general stage management; this is called theatrecraft.