There is nothing like good theatre. Watching a good film is a passive activity, in theatre the audience is one of the characters, breathing the same air as the actors on the stage. No performance is ever the same.
Oscar Wilde said, “ I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
Challenge yourself to watch one play this week in honour of World Theatre Day – you can do it!
From John Malkovich’s International World Theatre Day Message: “May your work be compelling and original. May it be profound, touching, contemplative, and unique. May it help us to reflect on the question of what it means to be human, and may that reflection be blessed with heart, sincerity, candor, and grace. May you overcome adversity, censorship, poverty and nihilism, as many of you will most certainly be obliged to do. May you be blessed with the talent and rigor to teach us about the beating of the human heart in all its complexity, and the humility and curiosity to make it your life’s work. And may the best of you – for it will only be the best of you, and even then only in the rarest and briefest moments – succeed in framing that most basic of questions, “how do we live?” Godspeed.”