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The classical Greek philosopher Aristotle, in his seminal treatise, Poetics (c. 335 BCE) is the earliest-surviving example and its arguments have influenced theories of theatre ever since. In it, he offers an account of what he calls “poetry” (a time period which in Greek actually means “making” and on this context contains drama—comedy, tragedy, and the satyr play—as well as lyric poetry, epic poetry, and the dithyramb). He examines its “first ideas” and identifies its genres and basic components; his evaluation of tragedy constitutes the core of the dialogue. The seventeenth century had additionally launched ladies to the stage, which was thought of inappropriate earlier. These girls have been considered celebrities , but however, it was nonetheless very new and revolutionary that they have been on the stage, and a few stated they were unladylike, and looked down on them.

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  • The Orpheum Theatre, initially generally known as the Hennepin, opened in 1921 and seats 2,579.
  • While these rods had been seen when the shadow was cast, they laid outside the shadow of the puppet; thus they didn’t interfere with the appearance of the figure.