What is Theatre? What is Drama?

We use two words, companion words regularly to mean performance,a performance space, a play,action but what do they really mean? T

This next section is from the book Theatre – brief version by Robert Cohen

What is theatre?

The word comes from the Greek –Theatron, or “seeing place.” It is “a place where something is seen”

Rangashankara auditorium
Rangashankara auditorium

What is Drama?

Drama comes from the Greek dran, “to do” It is “something done.”

M D Pallavi and cast member in The Boy With the Suitcase
M D Pallavi and cast member in The Boy With the Suitcase

Theatre : Something is seen, something is done.

 

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