Among the great wonders of the world is the history of ancient Athens and Rome. In these two parts of the world more than two thousand years ago, flourished cultures that are going in grate percentage to shape the future of western art, culture and the whole human society.
In the disputes between people that were wondering trough out these parts of the world, trough out the small towns and it’s markets were formulated the basic solutions to the major problems of the human spirit. In rhythmical modulated words or by observing young bodies exposed in the fighting arenas, singers and writers found the secret of the eternal composition. The local needs once and for always shaped the laws of architecture, and from some religious rituals, drama and theatre was born in two of its typical shapes: tragedy and comedy.
Many of the rituals that led to the filling o holiness was an act when people dressed up in clothes made up by skin remains of animals, in hunting other animals, and afterwards they were drinking, and maybe smoking some of the seeds, in an event similar to orgy they went to a higher spiritual realm.
The fear of nature led to worshiping of gods. The most famous god was Dionysus. His cult was celebrated trough the ritual we mentioned before. By singing whilst celebrating Dionysus, time passed, and the choir split in to two parts. At that point, we got the first dialogue. We got tragedy.
Afterwards the leaders of the choir, the coryphaeus started to speak in first person as the great Dionysus. It is considered that the first man ever to set up a tragedy is the legendary Thespis. This manifestation was a recognition of human need to be godlike, a confused way of Christian mass, common at primitive people: they believed that doing so, they are getting some of the gods essence, that in some way they are a like him.
This point of view remains until today among the people all around the world that are considering themselves as part of theatre.