There are several types of plays, and all of them tell a story. Music is part of most plays, and a full orchestra is generally part of the performance. Many plays depend upon the actors speaking and moving throughout the scenes, and they do not require song or dance. Musicals...

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Every area of the planet that contains people has its own culture, and the vast majority of them have an oral tradition of storytelling. Some regions have perfected this into a fine art, but others leave it to families to pass down their own stories as a gift to younger...

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There are many styles of dance, but all of them tell a story if the audience pays attention. Perhaps the best example of this is ballet because no words are included in the performance. Once the curtain rises, the music and the dancers immediately launch into the tale they are...

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The tradition of memorizing and telling stories is ancient, and it was long used as a way to teach children as well as entertain people. Unlike books, the listeners have an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers if the story leaves loose ends. This may seem rude to the...

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Camping out in the forest, or even the backyard, has a long history in the modern world. Entertainment generally consists of talking around a bright campfire during the darkness, and generations of families have done this as a favorite summertime entertainment. Sharing oral histories or conversation is nice, but the...

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Before the days of mass publication, stories were handed down through the generations by storytellers. These people memorized their stories, and they recited them to members of the tribe or village where they lived. Some of them traveled, and they brought tales of exotic lands with them. This was how knowledge and history were originally taught. In the modern world, storytelling is being revived as an art, and it still holds the same fascination for listeners as it did in ancient times.

Telling stories is a way to spread knowledge and history, but it is also a form of entertainment. Fiction has enjoyed a long history of success with audiences, and there are a variety of ways to express each story. The theater is one area that has several ways to tell stories such as plays, musicals and dance. Each one provides attendees with a tale they will hopefully remember when the curtain goes down and the lights come up.