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What is Theatre?

In the theatre we see men and women in action-what they do and why they do it-and we discover insight about our world by seeing through others' eyes. Theatre is a major form of human expression, taking place in the present, but connecting us to other times and places. Through characterization, design, and technology, theatre artists provide a window into the human condition. Theatre is both visual and aural, a shared experience between audience and performers. The study of theatre embraces a broad range of skills including acting, directing, design, and construction, as well as the subjects it refers to such as history, politics, and psychology. Theatre is a dynamic art form, constantly changing to include current issues and new media.

It is the imitation/representation of life, performed for other people; the performance of dramatic literature; drama; the milieu of actors and playwrights, the place that is the setting for dramatic performances.

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