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David Schilz

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The modern duty of theatre.

Theatre's job in the past was to convey culture, show people other parts of the world, educate, and inspire critical thinking about those things. Later is was a social status and a closed art group. Now we have "Rock of Ages" and "The Book of Mormon". How did we get here from there?

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    Aug 8 2013: Theater's 'job' was only ever to sell tickets in exchange for entertainment.How do you justify your far-reaching view otherwise.
    • Sep 6 2013: Theatre originated from primitive dance, where they used it to tell of hunts and teach the history of the tribe to children.

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