World Theatre Day 

Today is World Theatre Day, celebrated since 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), and then adopted by the International Theatre Community.

The day acknowledges the art forms contribution to society through its diversity, richness, and ability to foster social reflection and change. Its aim is to promote all forms of theatre across the world. The day encourages people from all walks of life to engage in theatre related activities such as performances, workshops and discussions.

Importance of Theatre Day

The importance of theatre by two famous writers are mentioned below:

The Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde said..

“I regard theatre as the greatest of all art forms. The most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being”

Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It (spoken by Jaques)

“All the world’s a stage.

And all the men and women merely players.

They have their exits and their entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts.”

You and Theatre

Just for fun:

What’s your favourite theatre performance and why?

What’s the last theatre performance you’ve seen ?

And you read all about threate, the plays, the theories and the methods over on LibrarySearch

Or perhaps you can watch, learn more about Box of Broadcasts from our previous blog post

By Mo Almas

photo source by Gwen King