By Remus Joseph Noronha, Class XII
World Theatre Day, 27 March 2015
Theatre is an art form that combines the best of all other art forms. It has the beauty of music, the rhythm of dance, the wonder of literature and the aesthetics of art.
Theatre is a powerful tool of expression. It is a weapon of propaganda and a voice for the oppressed. According to the Indian tradition, the Vedas were too sacred to be accessed by the general populace. So, the gods created the Natyaveda, the combination of all Vedas which was for all. Many consider theatre to be the greatest of art forms because it does not discriminate among the classes.
Perhaps the true success of theatre is that it lives on in the mind of the audience. The time of the play may be but a blink in eternity but no man who has been a part of theatre will ever be the same.
Theatre is the truest expression of the art of life. Irrespective of the theme or story, a good theatre production has the power to touch everyone from the richest to the poorest in the heart of hearts.