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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Visual & Performing Arts: Theatre Arts

Theater has played an imp ortant role in the examination of values in western society since the Golden Age of Greece. Through the ages, theater has both reflected upon and questioned the basic tenants of the societies in which it fl ourished. Theater has also found many forms for expression including serious drama, comedy, musicals and opera, poetic drama, and the many stylized forms that have evolved in the last century.

Contemporary theater is varied in both its styles of writing and production as well as the range of producing organizations. Every major metropolitan area boasts resident professional companies, major touring show facilities, experimental theaters, and community and educational theater programs. In addition, modern technology has made firstclass theater available to all areas via television, video, and motion pictures.