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What is Theatre? by John Brown

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Thinking about Theatre

Now that the various elements of a production have been considered, it is time to ask how we can continue to think about theatre and add to what has been learned. Although we can get immediate pleasure from seeing a production, we soon come to realize how difficult it is to think and write clearly about this art. Since one of theatre’s greatest strengths is to “hold a mirror up” to the whole of life, it is not surprising that trying to understand it is not unlike asking what life is all about. Another book would be needed to show what the study of theatre can entail, especially at the present time when ...

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