What is a scene?

Wilhelmina
Wilhelmina
December 19, 2014
What is a scene?

Many people like to go to the theater and enjoy the brilliant acting of the actors. An indispensable attribute of the theater, where the performance takes place - of course, the stage. Today we will talk about what a scene is and what meanings this word has.

The word "scene" comes from the Latin scaena - "scaffolding". In Greek, the word meant "tent", "tent". Today the stage is called the part of the theater where theatrical action takes place. In the ancient Greek theater, the stage was called the tent, where the actors were preparing for the performance - they put on make-up, put on costumes. Later, this tent became part of the entourage of the play, for example, was the background of the scenery.

Today, theaters use a closed-type stage - a stage-box. Such a scene is a closed space, separated from the auditorium by a wall. A hole is made in the center of this wall so that the actors can communicate with the audience, and those can see the performance. This architectural arch is called the “portal of the scene”, and the space inside the scene is the “mirror of the scene”.

The word "scene" is polysemous.A scene can also mean part of a theatrical or literary work: "The first act of the play consists of five scenes."

Another meaning of this word is a major explanation, a scandal. For example: "I became an unwitting witness to the family scene."