Different Kinds Of Live Theater

Live theater and live theater performances have been divided into various types depending upon the performance medium. Discussed below are major kinds of live theater in detail. Take a look at the same as it will help you know in detail different kinds of live theater.

Drama
One of the major types of live theater is known as drama. It is that branch of live theater where speech, either from written text that are called as plays, or improvised is dominant.

Drama is also defined as a specific mode of fiction that is showcased through a performance on a stage. The term drama traces its roots to a Greek word meaning "action", and is derived from "to do".

The classical forms of drama which also comprises of Greek and Roman dramas along with classic English drama, and in particular works of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and French drama, for example the work of Moliere are quite popular live theater performances and get performed till date.

Musical
Another kind of live theater is known as musical theater. Since, everybody known that there have been always a close relationship between music and theater, the musical theatre can be defined as a form of live theater that combines music, songs, dance routines, and spoken dialogue. The musical theater performances are known as musicals and they are showcased in all parts of the world. Sometimes the performances are featured in large venues, like big budget West End and Broadway theatre productions in London and New York City, or in smaller fringe theatres.

Some of the best and popular musical theater performances are Show Boat, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, The Fantasticks, Hair, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, The Producers and Wicked.

Comedy
Among various kinds of live theater, one is categories as Comedy Theatre. The performances that are given under this kind of live theater category make use of humor as a medium to dictate a story is termed as comedy .It might make use of modern farce like ‘Boeing Boeing’ or a classical play such as ‘As You Like It’.

The live theatre performances that showcase bleak, controversial or taboo subject matter in an intentionally humorous way is termed as black comedy.