Why these two arts must be opposite or concurrent??? They are different form of art expressions and we all know this… But very often there is some rivalry between them??? Maybe because the two of them tell us some story, and both of needs the same main tool – the actor… And why there had to be division between actors… theatre or film actors and actresses when we all knew that there are actors and actresses which are fantastic on the stage but also in front of the camera. So, below we will bring you some differences between theatre over film, just to show you, not to pick a side… Decision is yours… We choose both of them, in different places and times of course, but we work theatre so theatre is closer to our hearts…
History says that theatre begins in religious ceremonies (western Theatre directly derived from the festival of Dionysus). The beginnings of the Film are in the early 20th century. And of course there are different kind of performance work of actors and actresses on theatre stage and in front of the camera. The actors and actresses in theatre make live performance on the stage in front of public, and do it as so many times as it needed to be good, and in film the Performance is recorded.
Each theatre performance is unique and different, and each film performance is the same. Intimacy and connection in theatre with audience is bigger and closer, sometimes there are direct contacts… and in film… intimacy and connection are through the camera and TV screen, and there are no real physical contacts… There are opinions that in theatare the playwright is sacrosanct, because there is a bigger respect for the author’s work (not always, we says) but in the film the screenwriter’s work sometimes is continually reworked throughout the filming process.
There are a lot of problems, which have to be solved with creative and technical solutions, in the theatre as in the film too… stenography, costumes make up ,light, music, effects, time and place… and that is not easy… and lot of things should be such as to be… for the magic … on the stage or on the screen.
As we said before, theatre and film are different artistic creations… It depends of you… We just want to inspire you. To show you the differences… more for fun… So… now it is time to watch some play or good film… the choice is yours… the question is ours: Theatre or Movie?