Theatre is an art form driven by collaboration and synthesis. No work of theatre exists without the input of countless people’s ideas and visions mixing in the creation. A playwright may write a play on his/her own, but to make it to a stage and an audience, a play needs the assistance of actors, directors, technical personnel, designers and producers. This text will explore theatre history, provide an overview of its significance and purpose as an art form, and introduce the “key players” who move a work of art from lines on a page to a full scale professional production.
The following chapters are excerpts from the textbook Theatre Worlds, which is attributed in the Attributions section.