• Rob Allen
  • Nina Krebs


Theatre is dramatic. It is a ‘live’ form that ‘enlivens’ by bringing life to the community and the individual. Theatre began as religious ritual, with performers making their art a spiritual practice. Theatre is spiritu­ally based as it taps our collective unconscious and nourishes our personal consciousness. It gives us energy. It is relevant in the present but also timeless .2 This living quality sets theatre apart from other art forms, particularly film that records ‘forever’ but does not require direct audience involvement.


Spiritual Practice Personal Consciousness Living Quality Eternal Return Social Conditioning 
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    Sonia Moore(1967) The Stanislavski system (New York: Pocket Books).Google Scholar
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    Steinman, Louise (1995) The artist as storyteller in contemporary performance (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books) Preface.Google Scholar
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    Barranger, M.S. (2002) Theatre: A way of seeing (New York: Wadsworth) pp. 3–7.Google Scholar
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    Schechter, J. (1985) Durov’s pig: Clowns, politics and theatre (New York: Theatre Communications Group).Google Scholar

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  • Nina Krebs

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