The Importance Of Theatrical Architecture

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Of all the arts perhaps architecture has fewest opportunities to lie. Partly limited by its function, it has always inexorably reflected the social environment in which it has developed. That is why, in the special case of theatrical architecture, one can closely follow its development and it can give us reliable clues of the attitude of society. Another one of the most complete and committed arts is the theater. What is the spectacle of theaters? People come to the theaters to for the performances not for the experience of the actual theater. The appearance of the building is almost an insignificant matter to the public. The theater building is not as special as it makes itself out to be. Older theater ornamentation makes the space seem more grander and emphasizes it. Ornamentation was used as a way to attract and draw people towards the theater. Psychologically, ornamentation had an impact that played with design. A sense of scale is achieved through ornamentation and aid in the reduction of a confined space. Thus, created an enclosed environment that felt as infinite as the outside world. …show more content…
The streets of Times Square can be compared to a lobby; it is the “lobby” for many of these Broadway theaters before entering. What is the spectacle of sports venues? Similarly, sport venues relate to theaters in the aspect of how people come for the performances. The greater the amount of space the audience has, the more comfortable they are. The theater and sport arena became a space where people could escape the reality of their public and personal issues by watching entertainment. The spectacle of architecture makes one contemplate about the surrounding area they are in. The spectacle of a theater makes one process the space that they are in and its surrounding area. In this case, its surround area would be Times Square and an example of a space a person would be in is the Imperial

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