Vladimir Putin

Thorndike, Dame Sybil

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Some words on the theatre. The rivalry of the cinema and its anticipated effects. Some words on the theatre and the cinema together. The great need of human beings of personal expression, fulfilled in various ways. The function of the theatre. What the theatre stands for, distinct from the cinema. Art which requires participation and effort from its audience. The power of imagination. The main essential of dramatic performance. Participation by the audience. Surprises encountered. The theatre as one way and a very deep, instinctive way of being able to find something out about other people, with an illustrative example. An examination of the gramophone and its use. Some words on experiencing music and other forms of artistic expression. The importance of art to people.