Picture Left: Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Picture Right: Optical Illusion by researchers Leon Harmon and Bela Julesz
• Possibly originating in classical Athens, theatre has been flourishing in every culture for the past 2,500 years.
• Figuratively, ‘theatre’ means a place where an important action takes place.
• Theatre is both an artistic impression of a genre of drama and a building in which the impression takes place in.
• The drama or event is expressed through gesture, movement, voice, speech, song or dance.
• the word “theatre” as derived from the Ancient Greekθέατρον (théatron, “a place for viewing”) and θεάομαι (theáomai, “to see”, “to watch”, “to observe”).
• For drama all one needs is a place, a time, one act and one public.
The study of the properties of light, how it behaves when reflecting of different surfaces and matter and the construction of apparatus that use or detect light properties.
Commonly found with illusion following it (Optical Illusion)Optical illusions are visually perceived images that differ from objective actuality.
So, basically theatre optique is an optical illusion of images that we visually perceive differently from their objective reality of artistic impressionism which is displayed to an audience.