World Theatre Day 2021: History, celebration, quotes and all you to know
Written by Swaati on March 27, 2022
World Theatre Day raises the importance of theatre arts, how they played an important role in the field of entertainment, and the changes that theatre brings in life. Here’s all you need to know about the day.
World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on March 27th by ITI centers and the international theatre community. It is celebrated to raise the importance of theatre arts, how they played an important role in the field of entertainment, and the changes that theatre brings in life.
Theatre has been one of the most popular forms of entertainment, since the Greeks. It is a combination of various forms of fine arts that uses live performers, actors or actresses to present before a live audience about the real experience in a specific place or maybe on a stage. The day raises the importance of theatre arts, how they played an important role in the field of entertainment, and the changes that theatre brings in life.
World Theatre Day: History
World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI. World Theatre Day Message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962.
Ever since each year on the 27th March (date of the opening of the 1962 “Theatre of Nations” season in Paris). ITI has more than 85 centers throughout the world; it also encourages colleges, schools, theatre professionals to celebrate this day.
World Theatre Day: Celebration
World Theatre Day has been celebrated in many and varied ways by ITI Centers – of which there are now more than 90 throughout the world. Moreover, theatres, theatre professionals, theatre lovers, theatre universities, academies, and schools celebrate it as well.
The author of the Message of the World Theatre Day 2021 is Helen Mirren. She is one of the best-known and most respected actresses with an international career that spans stage, screen, and television and has won many awards for her powerful and versatile performances, including the Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in The Queen.
“Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre, people pay to see energy.” -Clive Swift
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” -Oscar Wilde
“I’m really very sorry for you all, but it’s an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.” -W.S. Gilbert
“Everything happens every night for this audience, and it’s a very special occasion to come to the theatre.” -Roger Rees
“Theatre is the art form of the present: it exists only in the present, and then it’s gone.” -Simon McBurney
“Theatre is a sacred space for actors. You are responsible; you are in the driving seat.” -Greta Scacchi
“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” – Seán O’Casey