The Birth of Theater

by  Jules Tasca

Short Play, Drama  /  4m

A dramatic recreation of how many theater historians believe theater arose, as a reenactment of the hunt. To break up the humdrum of life in their camp, tribal elders give four hunters the task, of showing the whole clan how they killed a giant bear. Since these seasoned, burly hunters have no idea …

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The Birth of Theater

by  Jules Tasca

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A dramatic recreation of how many theater historians believe theater arose, as a reenactment of the hunt. To break up the humdrum of life in their camp, tribal elders give four hunters the task, of showing the whole clan how they killed a giant bear. Since these seasoned, burly hunters have no idea of how to "play" the hunt, they invent, before our eyes the theater. They discover acting, directing, costuming and props. It is a magical moment for actors and audiences as the hunt is brought to life and the great bear is "slain" again.
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Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting through I.U.P. at Oxford University in England and he has performed with a Commedia dell'arte group in Central Italy. He is the author of over 125 (full length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theaters from the Mark Taper For ...

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