Who started Theatre?

Asked by William Cannon on November 17, 2021

Categories: Fine art Theater

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In the6th century BC a priest of Dionysus, by the name of Thespis, introduces a new element which can validly be seen as the birth of theatre. He engages in a dialogue with the chorus. He becomes, in effect, the first actor.

Where was acting invented? Athens

Who is the first actress in the world? 1645 – 1 October 1719), also Peg Hughes orMargaret Hewes, is often credited as the first professional actress on the English stage on 8 December 1660.

Who was the first playwright? The first playwrights in Western literature whose plays still exist were the Ancient Greeks. They were written around the 5th century BC. These playwrights are important as they wrote in a way that is still used by modern playwrights. Important among them are Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, andAristophanes.

What was the first tragedy? Athenian tragedy—the oldest surviving form of tragedy—is a type of dance-drama that formed an important part of the theatrical culture of the-city-state.