Theatre
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Today when we speak in theater terms orchestra can either refer to the first few rows of seating or the orchestra pit where musicians accompany the action onstage. The term originates with Ancient Greek theater and originally referred to a circular area in front of the stage where most acting was done. www.greektheatre.gr IIS 7.5 Detailed Error - 404.0 - Not Found
Perhaps one of the most historical and well known names in theater is that of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), an English poet and playwright whose works remain popular today. Some of Shakespeare's most widely known works are Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth, though he penned over 30 plays in his lifetime. www.poets.org William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare, regarded as the foremost dramatist of his time, wrote more than thirty plays and more than one hundred...
In order to communicate to actors their blocking, or how they must move around on stage, directors use a variety of theater terms. Downstage refers to the front of the stage, while upstage refers to the back. These terms originated in ancient times, when the stage and not the audience was sloped so that all audience members could see. en.wikipedia.org Parts of a theatre - Wikipedia
Today, Broadway musicals are immensely popular, but they didn't always follow the format we're familiar with.The precursor to the Broadway musical was the Vaudeville show, which including elaborate sets and costumes and consisted more of a series of unrelated sketches and musical numbers that a plot with related songs. This began to change with Showboat in 1927, a musical about the lives of performers aboard a touring boat by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern. www.theatrehistory.com An overview of the development of American musical theatre.
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This is a video clip from the very recent, very popular Broadway show Wicked, which was written as a prequel to the Wizard of Oz. www.tubechop.com TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

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