History Of Live Theater
The history of live theater traces its roots back to 2500 BC in Egypt where the performance of first ever theatrical event was showcased. It was actually a performance featuring the sacred plays of the myth of Osiris and Isis. There have been mentioning of these plays in the live theater history and it is being mentioned that these plays telling the story of the god Osiris used to be showcased annually at festivals throughout the civilization that marked the beginning of a long relationship between theater and religion.
There are roots of live theater in ancient Greece also where Greek people are known to be the pioneers in formalizing theater as an art, and coming up with rigid definitions of tragedy and comedy as well as other forms that also comprised of satyr plays. Like the religious plays of ancient Egypt in the origin of live theater the Greek plays also used various religious and mythological characters. They are also known to be the creators of concepts of dramatic criticism, acting as a career, and theater architecture in the live theater history.
In the modern history of live theater, live theatres performances adapted new ways of interpreting and play were showcased n thousands of different ways in order to serve the needs of the time. Western theatre continued to develop under the Roman Empire, in medieval England, and continued to thrive, taking on many alternate forms in Spain, Italy, France, and Russia in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
The history of live theater in Eastern parts traces its roots back to 1000 BC with the Sanskrit drama of ancient Indian theatre. There are evidences of live theater performances in Chinese theatre around the same time. Whereas the Japanese forms of Kabuki, Noh, and Kyogen date back to the 17th century AD. Other Eastern forms were developed throughout China, Korea, and Southeast Asia around the same time in the history of live theater.