History of the theater

History of the theater

The theater is a spectacular art form, representing the unity of such kinds of art as literature, music, choreography, vocal and fine arts. Features: mapping and evaluation of events of reality, historical events, relationships, images and characters. Representation of ideas and morals to the viewer here occurs through a dramatic action that is produced by people called actors.

The theater has been a collective art since its inception. In our time, when staging a performance, it is necessary to participate not only actors and directors, but also other theatrical figures such as the artist-decorator, composer, choreographer, dresser, make-up artist.

The development of the theater has always been inextricably linked with the development of society, its material condition and

culture in general. The importance of the theater in the spiritual life of people, its flowering or decline, the main trends, ideas and artistic tendencies have always been established depending on the characteristics of the social development of people and the general situation of the country. In different epochs theatrical art pursued different goals: then entertain, then educate and call, then preach. These goals were easily achieved, because at the expense of freedom of expression of thought and word, the force of influence was great, and the possibilities are endless.

The origin of the theater originated from ancient ritual holidays, in an emblematic form depicting phenomena in nature or working processes. But according to art historians, the theater began when the spectator appeared, because he is not only a collective creativity and the creation of a work, but also a collective perception and evaluation. The theater achieves its main goal in the event that the work was perceived in society and received its evaluation.

In the process of its development, the theater lost its former unity of various types of art and formed several main areas: drama theater, opera, ballet theater and many kinds, including intermediate forms of theatrical art.


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History of the theater