The Most Efficient Places and People Famed for Having an influence on Theater Arts

By Aaron B. Baker

The original Greek civilization was to blame for the origin of Theater and evolving arts in this field. One of the most prominent play writers of these time was Aristophanes who was thought to be the best comic dramatist of his times. All his plays revolved around issues like morality, politics, together an abundance of literature. His storyline dealt with the everyday life of the people of Athens. Following your Peloponnesian War Aristophanes was so deeply effected through the bloodshed of his fellow beings, that they wrote four plays revolving around it. Among the plays "Lysistrata" was the most prominent work coming from all, which was aimed to bring peace and harmony within the society but with a light note.

Following your World War II the whole world was shattered and inhabitants across the world baldy needed something that would relieve their mind of all of the massive destruction and bloodshed. Everyone was so desperate to drift in the harsh reality that some sect of individuals nicknamed as "Absurdists" gave birth to a different genre of theater referred to as the Theater of the Absurd. This term was brought into existence by Martin Esslin to the new kind of plays sprouting in Europe and America. The purpose of such plays was to deviate peoples' mind, even though the storyline had some preposterous elements embedded in it. Some of the common "Absurdists" were Eug?ne Lonesco, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet and Harold Pinter. Down the road this kind of thinking lead to the growth and development of Philosophy of existentialism according to which more emphasis pays to individual existence and total freedom. But this philosophy has much wider spectrum and should not be described in few words.

Meta theaters are that classification of theaters, which blurred the space between the actors and the audience. The actors truly must be the dynamic part of the play but the onlookers, too, are expected to get participating in the proceedings with the play. Schemes are developed for the spur of the moment so its don't vivid to the audience what's actual part of the storyline and what patches happen to be added. This practice was made during the Elizabethan Era, which is more commonly known as the Renaissance Period in fact it is still popular in the modern times.

Richard Wagner was the brainchild behind the Theaters called Gasamtkuntswerk or more commonly referred to as Total Artwork. These brands of theaters are acknowledged to have all the flavoring elements that one can think of within its radius. Drama, music, dances and Greek Theater extract work in harmony to bring out the essence from the story being enacted. Steven Berkoff took this idea a step further by introducing actors who could possibly be characters and presented based on the theme at different times. Props were also employed to bring in more realism. Effortlessly these elements sometimes the plays reached a degree of superficiality and exaggeration.

Jerzy Grotowski gave rise to another type of Theater, which was targeted, for people of the lower sectors in the society. In Poland, while working with his troupe, Jerzy recognized the needs of poor people people there and understood their lack of ability to shell out money for big theaters. These concepts got popular especially in the 1960s' and 70s'. In such theaters there wasn't another stage of performing rather the artists and the audience occupied a similar space. Since rich people didn't finance these theaters there was a lack of props, detailed costumes, adequate lightning proper sets, and other technical features. The performers were outstanding and vivid to be able to overcome the lack of good costumes. The actors were created to go through rigorous training involving months of practicing and rehearsing. Physical workout have also been a part of it. Many acting troupes and aspiring actors go by this method to gain popularity the better way. Grand Guignol is coined from your Theatre du Grand Guignol of Paris, France, is a kind of theater class, which has a lot of gruesome violence. This term is used till date to refer to bloodshed melodramas.

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