The World Earliest Report Of Dramatic Production Comes From The Euphrates Of The Nile River

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The world earliest report of dramatic production comes from the banks of the Nile river in Egypt. It is in the form of a stone tablet preserved in a German museum. It contains the sketchy image of a man named Ikhernofret who was a representative of the Egyptian King. It shows the role he played in a performance of the world 's first recorded "Passion" Play somewhere around the year 2000 B.C. Egypts main form of public performance, theatre and producing were passion plays up untill then end of 1600 when new types where introduced. Passion plays in the 1500 's worships are praised the Egyptian King Osiris. According to the historical legend, Osiris ruled wisely. He was violently murdered and his body was cut in pieces and scattered. His…show more content…
There were no popular writers of the time in Egypt because of the lack of education instead stones where carved with symbol to tell the story 's and the scripts of the plays. Such as in the Image shown below. The usual costumes worn by the Egyptian actors where godlike robes and clay mask to portray there characters. Although not many props where used it is said by historians that statues and pillars where part of the background scene in these plays as well as weapons like knifes and rocks. Storie: Once upon a time, a long time ago when the earth was new and everything was just beginning, the earth was covered with water. An egg floated on the water, just one egg. When that egg hatched, Ra was born. Ra did not want to spend his time floating around, doing nothing, so he flew into the sky and became the sun. Ra dried up much of the water and made the land. Ra was lonely, so he made a wife. He named her Nut. Ra made many gods and goddesses to keep him company. He put them all to work. His children were very busy running the world. Still, they took time out to have children, because children were glorious things to have! Soon, there were many gods and goddesses. Ra was the father or the grandfather or the great-grandfather of them all! All children are glorious, but to Ra, one child was

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