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What is Theatre? by John Brown

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Technical Schedule: For Carlo Goldoni, Pamela.

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A good theatre production is made by many talented individuals working creatively and together. This cannot happen just by hoping that it will: it takes time to get it right, and that is helped by good planning and, usually, by one person being in overall control. In the ancient Greek theatre a dramatist-director would both write the play, and direct it, and also take a leading role in the performance; in effect, he was in charge of almost everything, except finance and administration. Moliere in seventeenth-century France and Bertolt Brecht in twentieth-century Germany had much the ...

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