Choosing Between A Historical Play Or Modern One To Watch
If you are considering going to watch a play, it can sometimes be difficult which to go and see. You may have certain types that you regularly go to see or you may not go to the theatre often and wonder what to expect. One main decision is whether to see something historical or more modern.
Plays that are set in the past can be very popular. This is because the classics such as those by Shakespeare, are still very much seen as great plays to watch and to act in. Sometimes they are changed for a more modern audience with the actors having modern dress and the script may even be modernised as well. However, seeing something historical can be a great thing for many reasons.
Seeing a play that many people have watched before and has great reviews means that you will know that you are seeing something that is good quality. This means that you will be more likely to enjoy it. You will be able to get a sense of what it was like to live at the time the play was set, with the costumes and props as well as the actual storyline. This can take you away from modern life, which can provide a great bit of escapism. You also have the opportunity o have a bit of a history lesson as well. It may just be a small snapshot, but it is still a way of getting an idea of what it might have been like at that time.
Seeing a modern play is preferred by some people for a variety of reasons. Some people like the fact that they can relate to what is going on because it is current and some prefer the style of the modern playwrites. It may be that you get the opportunity to see a play that was recently written. This means that you may be among some of the first people to see it and that can be a great honour. It can also be a lot of fun to experience something that is new and see whether you like it or not.
Of course, it is possible for plays that have been written recently to be set in the past. You need to decide whether you would rather see a play that is set in recent time or in the past and also whether you want to see something that was written recently or a while ago. It can be fun making the choice but if you cannot choose then you may be lucky enough to have the opportunity to see more than one play and then you will be able to compare them and decide which you want to see again in the future or you may decide you liked them both and want to see more of both types. It can be a lot of fun finding out and trying all sorts of different types.
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