Theatre is a general term for live performances in storytelling, such as drama and comedy. The word “theatre” comes from the Gr. word “theatron”, which means “a place for viewing shows.”
Theatre is a form of live performance that uses spoken dialogue, music and stagecraft to present the experience of a real or imagined event before an audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to their audience through combinations of gesture, speech, costume and set design.
Theatre is one of the oldest forms of entertainment in the world. It has played a significant role in society for centuries. The plays written by Shakespeare are still performed today after 400 years because they are timeless pieces of art.
A theatre consists of three main parts – stage, auditorium, backstage area. There are also other things that make up the theatre environment like lighting systems, sound systems and props storage facilities that can be found backstage too.
Theatre is a form of live performance, typically undertaken in a theatre. The performance may consist of acts which are purely dramatic, or it may be combined with other forms of art.
Actors present the drama before an audience that usually makes up the majority of the people in attendance. They are often assisted by props to help them set the scenes for their characters and create an environment that will represent them well.