Theatre has its origins in the Greek word “theama,” which means a sight or spectacle. The place where these spectacles were held were called “theatrons.” Though a place where movies are shown is also referred to as a “theatre,” here the discussion is about live performances that began to take shape in ancient Greece about eight millenia ago.
Every culture seems to have a history of embellished reenactments of their own significantly historical events. From ancient to modern theater, actors donning costumes and makeup recreated history on stage before spectators.Confused? May 2013