Now there are numerous avenues to peruse on the internet about the history of arts and culture, but I thought her I would give a brief overview of the decades of the art. For those of you who want more I found a visit, well a number actually, to the Victoria and Albert Museum an absolute delight. The information is so well presented and informative. They also run courses one of them Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Theatre; 4,000 years of theatre in 2 days. Wonderful!
Knowing something about the history of theatre and drama helps you understand something of the context of a play before you watch it. The origins of the history of drama is unknown, suspected that primitive tribes would re enact they days hunting or an event they saw for the education and amusement of the tribe. What follows still remains true today, shamans and tribal leaders saw the value of this and possible turned them into rituals, which continues to develop as did early man. We certainly know they had art so not so far removed to say they had a form of theatre.