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This particular web site is aimed at presenting information pertaining to the world of theater, acting, comedy, tragicomedy and drama in general. Readers who are here to learn more about the world of dramatic art, plays, etc. will have a wide range of information available to read in the many posts and pages published in an orderly fashion on this web site, dedicated entirely to drama, comedy, acting, tragicomedy, etc.
As it is commonly known, acting and theater itself as we know it today began in Ancient Greece, although probably other forms of artistic expression that had to do with representing fictional situations or characters and acting them out can be traced back to thousands of years ago. Humans acted and did role playing since time immemorial, which could include anything from reproducing animal sounds and their different behaviors to dressing like wild animals wearing their furs etc.
Another thing that was common among pre-historical humans was to encourage children to act like adults in certain ritualistic contexts, such as weddings, fertility or harvest rituals, rites of passage to adulthood and such. Many of these rituals employed a certain characterization which may have included body and facial paint, make up, hats, masks, bracelets, necklaces, pendants etc. These accessories could have had a magical or religious meaning. These primitive costumes and accessories, usually handcrafted, help in the development of human creativity. Also, this type of characterization is considered a sort of predecessor of stage clothes, whose aesthetic meaning could also have been symbolic.