Kolkata Theater

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Started in the 1940s, the group theatre of Kolkata started as a different way of theatrical production in contrast with the traditional entertainment oriented theatres. The aims and objectives of group theatre are different from the primarily moneymaking goal of commercial theatre. Group theatre activists use the proscenium stage to highlight some social message.


The theater is a combination of different disciplines, who come together and solidify the execution of a spectacular event live.

The word comes from the greek Théatron, which means show, from the verb théaomai, or I see, includes the arts by which it is represented in the form of spoken text or drama stage, a story a drama, a word derived from the greek word drao = act. A theater performance takes place in front of an audience using a variable combination of speech, gesture, music, dance, voice, sound, and potentially every other element from the other performing arts. It is not always required the presence of a text: the movement of the body in a space with artistic and illustrative purposes, executed in front of a viewer, is defined per se theater.

In addition to the playhouse in which the word written or improvised is the most important element, the theater can take different forms, such as opera, the theater and dance, the kabuki, the dance Kathakali, the Chinese opera, the puppet theater, the pantomime which differ not only in the area of birth, but for the different uses of both the components that make up the representation, both for artistic purposes that they define.

The particular art of representing a story through a text or stage action is acting, or drama . In many languages ​​such as French jouer, the English to play, the Russian igrat, the German spielen, the Hungarian játszik the verb to act coincides with the verb play. The term Italian , by contrast, puts the emphasis on fiction, on the repetition of gesture or word.

Like any other art form, and also the cultural theater has evolved from its origins to today, in different times and places. The history of the theater West poses as the source of this discipline in the theatrical culture of ancient Greece : the previous examples theater Egypt, Etruria, and others help us understand the emergence of this kind, but there are not enough sources to outline characteristics.

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