Theatre Is Human Action And Worth

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Theatre is the art of making human action worth watching, as defined by Paul Woodruff. As a sports management major, I tend to not see things through a theatric or artistic lens, just as a theater or dance major might not see things through a sports point of view. Nevertheless, I do see how one could find Woodruff’s definitions of Art, Human, Action, and Worth to be useful, meaningful, and/or valid.
Paul Woodruff defines art as a system of techniques that can be learned, refined, and mastered. Merriam Webster defines art as something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. The way Woodruff defines art seems to be more of a complex definition opposed to Merriam Webster’s
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Out of the four definitions from Woodruff, I agree with worth the most. When I think of worth, I think of something that is or is not worth my time or money. For example, it would not be worth it to buy regular season Patriots tickets when they play a lesser opponent because the outcome is already determined before the game has been played more often then not, where if I bought playoff tickets, I would pay a little bit more but get much more worth in …show more content…
But when I thought about, sports is my theater. There is entertainment and drama, but I think the unpredictability is the best part, and when I connected Woodruff’s definitions with sports, it made even more sense. The art is practicing and working on technique, skills, and situations. Human is the communication between teammates and fans and forming those communities by becoming one as a whole. Action is that particular sport being played where the drama and unpredictability come in, and worth would be the salaries players earn by showing their worth to their

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