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-#REDIRECT [[Theatre]]+[[Image:Theatre from Ars Memoriae by Robert Fludd.jpg|thumb|right|200px|''[[Ars Memoriae]]'': The [[Theatre]] ([[1619]]) - [[Robert Fludd]]]]
 +[[Image:Véritable portrait de Monsieur Ubu, par Alfred Jarry (1896).png|thumb|right|200px|'''''Ubu Roi''''' (King Ubu) is a [[play]] developed by [[Alfred Jarry]] premiered on [[December 10]] [[1896]], and is widely acknowledged as a theatrical [[precursor]] to the [[Theatre of the Absurd|Absurdist]], [[Dada]] and [[Surrealism|Surrealist]] art movements.]]
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 +'''Theatre''' (or '''theater''') (from Greek "theatron", meaning "place of seeing") is the branch of the [[performing arts]] concerned with [[acting]] out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, mime, puppets, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed any one or more elements of the other performing arts. Theatre has been defined as what "occurs when one or more human beings, isolated in time and/or space, present themselves to another or others." Theatre is the second stage in the [[history of fiction]].
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 +== Theatre makers ==
 +*[[Shakespeare]]
 +*[[Peter Brook]]
 +*[[Antonin Artaud]]
 +*[[Alfred Jarry]]
 +==Late modern theatre==
 +:''[[Twentieth century theatre]]''
 + 
 +[[Late Modern]], and especially [[twentieth century theatre]], often continues the project of [[Realism (theatre)|realism]]. However, there has also been a great deal of [[experimental theatre]] that rejects the conventions of realism and earlier forms. Examples include: [[Epic theater|Epic theatre]], [[absurdism|absurdist]] theatre, and [[postmodern]] theatre. Key figures of the century include: [[Luigi Pirandello]], [[Bertolt Brecht]], [[Antonin Artaud]], [[Konstantin Stanislavski]], [[Harold Pinter]], [[Eugene O'Neill]], [[Samuel Beckett]], [[Dario Fo]] and [[Tony Kushner]].
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 +A number of [[Aesthetics|aesthetic]] movements emerged in the 20th century, including:
 +*[[Naturalism (theatre)|Naturalism]]
 +*[[Realism (theatre)|Realism]]
 +*[[Dadaism]]
 +*[[Expressionism]]
 +*[[Surrealism]]
 +*[[Theatre of the Absurd|Absurdism]]
 +*[[Postmodern theater|Postmodernism]]
 + 
 +== See also==
 +*[[History of fiction]]
 +*Theatrical, which means [[fake]] and [[exaggerated]].
 +*[[Drama]]
 +*[[Restoration spectacular]], [[blockbuster]] avant la lettre
 +*[[Theatre of the Absurd]]
 +*[[Theatre of Cruelty]]
 +*[[Symbolist theatre]]
 +{{GFDL}}

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Ubu Roi (King Ubu) is a play developed by Alfred Jarry premiered on December 10 1896, and is widely acknowledged as a theatrical precursor to the Absurdist, Dada and Surrealist art movements.
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Theatre (or theater) (from Greek "theatron", meaning "place of seeing") is the branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, mime, puppets, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed any one or more elements of the other performing arts. Theatre has been defined as what "occurs when one or more human beings, isolated in time and/or space, present themselves to another or others." Theatre is the second stage in the history of fiction.

Theatre makers

Late modern theatre

Twentieth century theatre

Late Modern, and especially twentieth century theatre, often continues the project of realism. However, there has also been a great deal of experimental theatre that rejects the conventions of realism and earlier forms. Examples include: Epic theatre, absurdist theatre, and postmodern theatre. Key figures of the century include: Luigi Pirandello, Bertolt Brecht, Antonin Artaud, Konstantin Stanislavski, Harold Pinter, Eugene O'Neill, Samuel Beckett, Dario Fo and Tony Kushner.

A number of aesthetic movements emerged in the 20th century, including:

See also




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