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2023-06-04 00:00:00 / episode: 139




Have you ever been to the theater? And when I say this, I mean, like a play, the actual story where there are actors and they're presenting a situation or a story to you.

Theater is um kind of form of literature.

It's performed, literature, literature is just like books and stories.

Theater is books and stories put into three dimensions with actual moving people and things.

You see the story in front of your eyes.

It's a movie, but it's live Shakespeare is one of the most famous English playwrights.

And the playwright is the guy who writes the play which becomes the theater.

Of course, there's a lot of uh different levels of theater.

Some are serious, some are dramatic, some are sad and some are funny, many are funny.

In fact, good theater should have lots of functions for us.

It can give us just simple entertainment, it can teach us something about our lives or it can make us feel better about a situation.

I was studying theater in high school and I was quite surprised when my English teacher told me that a good tragedy cleans us out.

And I thought what this is a sad story, but she explained it in deep detail.

And after her explanation, I came to understand that when we are finished watching the tragedy, we don't feel bad for the person in the tragedy, but rather we feel like they have suffered for us.

So we don't have to suffer and we feel cleaned out good theater, gives you insight into your life.

It almost puts your life in front of you as a small situation and lets you think sort of objectively about it and it's fun and it's never the same.

If you watch the same drama, it's never exactly the same.

It's alive.

I haven't seen many plays in my life.

I don't have many opportunities but I enjoy the theater.

Do you?"