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The article is based on a theatre show that takes place in Washington D.C comprising of several superstars who perform very well in theatre shows. There was one famous non-musical program having a title “Red” and the tickets which were available for this play was around 80. The seat placements were in different portions of the theatre, and, the price of the tickets was $100. The price was not considered normal especially for local not-for-profit theater that even showed other big commercial hits such as “Wicked and “Billy Elliot”. During those days, any show having a price of $100, considered very high because theatre shows never have a very high price. The reference to some of the older theatre, even given by some of the people who watched famous shows such as “Candide” and “Oklahoma” that fetched a maximum price of $91. This factor clearly demonstrates the rise in demand by the people for theatre shows.
A well known theatre known as New York theatre is following a policy of premium pricing for their shows. On the other hand, Broadway producers that are famous for showing famous theatre programs such as South Park and Book of Moron also fetch up a price of $450 which is certainly quite high. In fact, this is a trend for many theatre shows that they all charge at least $100 for any show whether it is famous or not. There is not much difference between a not for profit and a commercial theater. Though, few years ago not for profit theatres used to charge very low price for their products and their intention was to accommodate people who did not have money to watch the show but had an interest in it. However, it has changed now, and, they are even slowly getting themselves into commercialization because they have witnessed an increase in demand for the theatre programs. In the major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and various other cities in different parts of the country, the number of commercial theatres are increasing at a rapid pace because of the potential of earning maximum revenues in this industry. The number of local, not for profit theatres is facing a decline in this regard and the owners running this theatre do not see any benefit in running these theatres at a loss. This is a huge loss for them because it is one of the most useful sources of income for the people running these theatres.
This is the reason why the big shows having a minimum price of $100 is not a big deal for people who are interested in watching them. Those people who cannot afford to watch these shows do not buy the tickets and later on listen to the reviews from their ...
Theory of Theatre with emphasis on creativity
The great poet and author of many famous plays, Shakespeare, perceived the world as a stage of theatre where every human plays his or her part to decorate the performance of this world. Similarly, theatres and dramas that we see on stage are bedecked by many dramatis personae who take part to make the play successful. Drama and dance have lived all through human history. It may be that there is an innate impulse in persons to mime and play. This may encompass playing out sentiments, making up to be somebody and worshiping or expressing devout feelings. The experience is communicated to the viewers through a blend of speeches, music, songs, dances and gestures (Conquergood, pp. 84).
Theatres originated from rituals and ceremonies that were accompanied by myths. These myths entered the storytelling tradition and shifted towards entertainment. Through these rites, actors and leaders emerged. The earliest model of such rituals that evolved towards theatre has its roots in ancient Egypt. These dramas were used to illustrate the continuity of life and the pharaoh’s supremacy. The essence of theatrical performance was established by Greeks. Tribes used to compete with each other in performances and the best performance would have the admiration of winning the competition. Greeks introduced comedy theatres which were based on just imitations, but it’s the Romans that made theatre a vital form of entertainment. Unlike ancient Greece, comedy, dance, masks and flute playing were more popular in Rome than tragedy. It was in Rome, where a first permanent structure of theatre was build that had a stage with corridors that provide access to the auditorium or to the orchestra. After Greece and Rome, theatre got more popularity and it spread out in the diverse countries including UK, France, Spain, whole Northern and Eastern Europe, India and United States of America.
Theatre is a form of fine arts that inculcate creativity at a humongous scale. The director, producer, lyricist, composers and writers and even the back stage crew needs to be creative to their full extent to make a theatre success. The creativity not needs to be judged by the genre of the play rather it’s better to analyze how effectively an idea is presented, how indulging was the performance, what message team is trying to address and what impact would it have on society. This all mainly relies on the idea generation on which director and producer want to deliver their efforts. There have been many plays, dramas or movies in history which made an everlasting impact on the society, the impact could have been positive or negatives. This paper will take a close look into how theories of the theatre relate the general ideology of directors’ creative processes in developing and directing stage works.
Evolution and Theories of Theatre
Origin of Theatre - Ancient Egypt Theatre
Greeks believed that they originated theatres, but it depends on how one describes what could be called a theatre. Very minute information is available on how theatres originated. Historians ...