What is Theatre?



We find our seats in the theatre. The lights dim, the audience hushes, and the curtains draw slowly back. It’s show-time!

The show might be a play, a dance, a musical comedy, or any of the other kinds of stories performed on stage. It can make us laugh, surprise us, or even make us cry.

No one knows for sure how the kinds of shows we see at the theatre began. But nearly every country has had some form of theatre. Most likely, theatre began with people’s love of story-telling. Early hunters probably gathered around the evening fire and told about the day’s adventures. Later these stories grew into plays, songs, and dances.

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