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p. 965. The makers of theatrelocked

  • Marvin Carlson

Abstract

As soon as one human being stands up before others and pretends to be something or someone else, both acting and theatre are created. However, one of the most distinctive features of theatre is the wide variety of people usually involved in its creation. Even though the playwright often works alone, when his or her play is converted into theatre, an entire group of other contributors is required. ‘The makers of theatre’ examines the role of the other contributors—actors, puppets, designers, directors, and the audience—and considers what they bring or have brought to the theatre in different eras of history and different parts of the world.

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