Storytelling and Community: Beyond the Origins of The Ancient Theatre, Greek and RomanShow full item record
Storytelling and Community: Beyond the Origins of The Ancient Theatre, Greek and Roman
Jennings, Sarah Kellis
Although the specific beginnings of theatre are unknown, theatre first began to develop as an integral part of culture in the ancient Mediterranean. This research looks at the ancient history of theatre, focusing on its creation and function in Greek and Roman society. The origins of theatre, physical structures, acting, and playwriting are investigated in an examination of storytelling and the importance of the art of the theatre. The goal of such reflection is to emphasize the role of theatre as a reflection of society and demonstrate the need for its continuation, supported by ancient Occidental heritage.