Bonds between theater and cinema
- The invention of television or a succession of discoveries
- The discoveries that introduced the invention of television
- The birth of the term "television"
- From the mechanical television (1925-1931) to the electric television (1932-1945)
- Television in the footsteps of players like the radio
- The FCC and Congress: state control
- The networks: diffusion
- U.S. companies: financing
- Television and the American public
- Television proved to the Americans
- The placing of television sets on the market
Both the cinema and the theatre use certain tools to create fiction, try to recreate reality and are both forms of entertainment. To tell their stories they are likely to use similar narrative forms or patterns. Unlike most films, a theatre tells its stories from a single stage. But there are some films that are purposely designed to be shot in a single area (like Alfred Hitchcock's ?The Rope') this reflects the unity of the place. Another example is Visconti's Senso which is deliberately built in four acts and in three stations.
Their main difference lies in their mode of presentation to their audience. The transmission to a theatre's audience is immediate, visual and sensual all at the same time. There is a simultaneous transmission and reception.
This paper explores the relationship between theatre and cinema.