LET us watch a play ( editn' crisis)
if You wont move your ass to watch a play and would rather stick to the tc screen 24/7 this is for you
Click!There goes the TV. The televisionz is an important invension, yet people nowadays would rather watch a movie on TV rather than watch that same film or play being performed on stage.But why? To me, watching a play being performed on stange is much more fun. And hopefully, after readering this article, you might call me and want to watch something being performed on stage together.
Imagine for a second that Sophocles' masterpiece (Antigone) is being performed on stage, would you watch it? Oh, No! And i guess because you are lazy (lol= no offence guys but it is a FACT). First of all, watching a dramatic play being performed is much more like getting sucked into an amazing universe created by teh playwright. This helps the viewers relate to every single emotion and action. For example, reading about or watching Antigone commit suicide creates a dense mood and feeling that might cause some viewers to shed tears. And if you watched Antigone commit suicide, you would probably remember her last facial expression combined with sorrow and despair for eternity. In addition to that, plays help in developing our imagenary skills since they bring characters back to life and maintain eye-contact. As part of the audience, there is no doubt that you can relate to the universal theme, mood, and emotions.Thus, the screen - barrier- is broken, and the audience is in direct contact with the characters. For instance, when Creon loses everything, the tragic mood gives a touch of sorrow. And some of the young viewers can't help it but think and try to relate to what the Sophocles is trying to convey. This indeed, makes the viewed play more memorable and engraves ints morals and themes in the hearts of the audience.
Hey! What are you waiting for? I am done here why don't we hed down to the theatre and watch one of those plays being performed so you can judge? Shall we?
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