A paradigm of the universe

Theatre at its best has a fascination, a power, and a distinctive human splendour which can make other fine arts seem cold and remote. Nothing else has quite the same ability to erase the distinction between art and life. We have heard the bards proclaim that all the world is a stage and not a symphony, a poem, a painting or even a novel. It is a powerful and vibrant art form for moulding the mind. It comes fully alive in the intellectually charged energy generated between the stage and the audience. Historically, it is seen as signifying a high point in the cultural development of a people, and has been a measure of its accomplishment. It is one of the most democratic forms of creative expression, for it can only be sustained by the will and acceptance of the public.