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The role of theater in the life of modern society

Nobody in the world has established, and will not establish the exact year of the birth of the theater. Nobody around the world said, and does not say on which sheet of the calendar should be to indicate its original date. The time of existence of the theater is measured by an unprecedented historical measure – the time of the very existence of the human race. The day the theater was founded is hidden behind a mountain range of centuries and centuries gone by, in the depths of the most ancient, most remote era of human history. That era, when a man who first took the tools of primitive labor into his hands, became a man. The connection to work brought him poetic insight: the man began to acquire a poet in himself, the aesthetic ability of the poetic perception of the world.

In those distant centuries, the poetry that had just appeared had no powerful wings, it had not yet been touched by the powerful breath of a free flight. Until some time, its purpose was reduced only to the subordinate accompaniment of rituals and rituals, established in the life of the primitive community. And when the time of her maturity, the independence of poetic existence had already come, poetry broke free, breaking the bonds of the former inseparability with everyday life. And then the time came for the rapprochement of the fate of poetry with the fate of the theater.

In the golden age of the childhood of mankind, the first poets of the earth – the great Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, like the good geniuses of poetry, bent over the cradle of the theater. They brought him to life. Therefore, they turned him to serving people, to glorifying the spiritual power of man, his indomitable power, the moral energy of heroism. Behind them, by their mighty predecessors, Euripides rose, the most tragic poet in the ancient world. Disregarding the given mythological subjects, he forged the real characters of people living with heated passions, heated emotions, thoughts and experiences.

Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides laid, according to the testimony of history, a great beginning to the great cause. Century after century – at all times, in all epochs, lived by innumerable human generations, the theater invariably, inseparably accompanied the movement of the history of mankind.

Theatrical creativity, as is known, is a collective work. This is the unconditional power of the theater, the source of its internal energy. At the same time, this is also his weakness. Specialists, for example, argue that in a modern car more than 10 thousand various details. It is enough to break one part of the engine – and the car, even if it’s Mercedes, will stand, will not go.

In the theater there are much more such “details”, and so much more risk that the theater can often stand still, stand without movement, without any signs of life.

The theater has always lived, delighted the audience with its unique art, helped to assert the ideals of good and justice, gave hope in the worst hours, which, unfortunately, was too much in our history.