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Problems With Contemporary Theatre

1. Artificial Dialogue Unfortunately, too often in contemporary theatre we hear character dialogue that is artificial, particularly if it is intended to be naturalistic. Dialogue that is naturalistic should follow the nuances of everyday speech, containing words and phrases spoken by real people in genuine conversations. Authentic speech patterns, appropriate...

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Complete List of Broadway Theatres

Did you know there are 41 Broadway theatres of 500+ seats? If you’d like to know the names, seating capacities, longest running shows, owners and opening year of all 41 Broadway theatres, then read on! Beauty and the Beast became the longest running show at both the Palace Theatre and...

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Immersive Theatre

Immersive theatre is a form of contemporary performance that usually includes elements of one or more of site-specific theatre, improvisational theatre, interactive/participatory theatre, environmental theatre, performance art and promenade theatre. Immersion of the spectator in the drama is a key factor. Immersive theatre is often staged indoors but can also...

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The Rise of Eclectic Theatre in the 20th Century

It is argued up until the turn of the 20th century, standard theatre practice dictated each type of play was given roughly the same theatre treatment​1​. At odds with this was now a new concept of handling each type of dramatic work in a unique way, according to the style...