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Actor
An ACTOR (often ACTRESS for females; see terminology ) is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre , or in modern mediums such as film , radio , and television . The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art , or, more commonly; to act, is to create, a character in performance. Formerly, in some societies, only men could become actors, and women's roles were generally played by men or boys. When used for the stage, women occasionally played the roles of prepubescent boys
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Street Theatre
STREET THEATRE is a form of theatrical performance and presentation in outdoor public spaces without a specific paying audience. These spaces can be anywhere, including shopping centres , car parks , recreational reserves, college or university campus and street corners. They are especially seen in outdoor spaces where there are large numbers of people. The actors who perform street theatre range from buskers to organised theatre companies or groups that want to experiment with performance spaces, or to promote their mainstream work. Street theatre
Street theatre
evolved in the early 20th century as a tool to emancipate the working class and reinforce revolution against the established power. Its journey began in India during the time of anti-colonial struggle, essentially by the left-wing theatre activists
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High Culture
HIGH CULTURE encompasses the cultural products of aesthetic value, which a society collectively esteem as art . In popular usage, the term high culture identifies the culture of an upper class (an aristocracy ) or of a status class (the intelligentsia ); and also identifies a society’s common repository of broad-range knowledge and tradition (e.g. folk culture) that transcends the social-class system of the society. Sociologically, the term high culture is contrasted with the term low culture , the forms of popular culture characteristic of the less-educated social classes, such as the barbarians , the Philistines , and hoi polloi (the masses)
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Western Roman Empire
In historiography , the WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE consists of the western provinces of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
at any one time during which they were administered by a separate independent Imperial court, coequal with (or only nominally subordinate to) that administering the eastern half. Both "Western Roman Empire" and "Eastern Roman Empire" (or " Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
") are modern terms describing de facto independent entities ; however, at no point did the Romans consider the Empire split into two, but rather considered it a single state governed by two separate Imperial courts out of administrative expediency
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Istanbul
ISTANBUL (UK : /ˌɪstænˈbʊl/ , /-ˈbuːl/ or US : /-stɑːn-/ ; Turkish : İstanbul ( listen )), historically known as CONSTANTINOPLE and BYZANTIUM, is the most populous city in Turkey
Turkey
and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center. Istanbul
Istanbul
is a transcontinental city in Eurasia
Eurasia
, straddling the Bosphorus strait (which separates Europe
Europe
and Asia
Asia
) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea . Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side . The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul
Istanbul
Metropolitan Municipality (coterminous with Istanbul Province ), both hosting a population of around 14.7 million residents
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Roman Festival
FESTIVALS IN ANCIENT ROME were an important part of Roman religious life during both the Republican and Imperial eras , and one of the primary features of the Roman calendar
Roman calendar
. FERIAE ("holidays" in the sense of "holy days"; singular also feriae or DIES FERIALIS) were either public (publicae) or private (privatae ). State holidays were celebrated by the Roman people and received public funding. Games (ludi ), such as the Ludi
Ludi
Apollinares , were not technically feriae, but the days on which they were celebrated were dies festi , holidays in the modern sense of days off work. Although feriae were paid for by the state, ludi were often funded by wealthy individuals. Feriae privatae were holidays celebrated in honor of private individuals or by families
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Ancient Rome
ANCIENT ROME was originally an Italic settlement dating from the 8th century BC that grew into the city of Rome
Rome
and which subsequently gave its name to the empire over which it ruled and to the widespread civilisation the empire developed. The Roman empire expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world , though still ruled from the city, with an estimated 50 to 90 million inhabitants (roughly 20% of the world's population ) and covering 5.0 million square kilometres at its height in AD 117. In its many centuries of existence, the Roman state evolved from a monarchy to a classical republic and then to an increasingly autocratic empire . Through conquest and assimilation , it eventually dominated the Mediterranean region, Western Europe , Asia Minor
Asia Minor
, North Africa , and parts of Northern and Eastern Europe
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Greece
GREECE (Greek : Ελλάδα, Elláda ), officially the HELLENIC REPUBLIC (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Ellinikí Dimokratía ), historically also known as HELLAS ( Ancient Greek : Ἑλλάς, Hellás , modern pronunciation Ellás), is a country in southeastern Europe
Europe
, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2015. Athens
Athens
is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
. Greece
Greece
is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa
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Song
A SONG, most broadly, is a single (and often standalone) work of music that is typically intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence and a variety of forms that often include the repetition of sections. Written words created specifically for music or for which music is specifically created, are called lyrics . If a pre-existing poem is set to composed music in classical music it is an art song . Songs that are sung on repeated pitches without distinct contours and patterns that rise and fall are called chants . Songs in a simple style that are learned informally are often referred to as folk songs . Songs that are composed for professional singers who sell their recordings or live shows to the mass market are called popular songs. These songs, which have broad appeal, are often composed by professional songwriters , composers and lyricists
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Comedy (drama)
A COMEDY is entertainment consisting of jokes intended to make an audience laugh. For ancient Greeks and Romans a comedy was a stage-play with a happy ending. In the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
, the term expanded to include narrative poems with happy endings and a lighter tone. In this sense Dante
Dante
used the term in the title of his poem, La Divina Commedia. The phenomena connected with laughter and that which provokes it has been carefully investigated by psychologists and agreed upon the predominating characteristics are incongruity or contrast in the object, and shock or emotional seizure on the part of the subject
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Byzantine Empire
The BYZANTINE EMPIRE, also referred to as the EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE, was the continuation of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the East during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages , when its capital city was Constantinople
Constantinople
(modern-day Istanbul
Istanbul
, which had been founded as Byzantium
Byzantium
). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe
Europe

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MIME
MULTIPURPOSE INTERNET MAIL EXTENSIONS (MIME) is an Internet
Internet
standard that extends the format of email to support: * Text in character sets other than ASCII
ASCII
* Non-text attachments: audio, video, images, application programs etc. * Message bodies with multiple parts * Header information in non- ASCII
ASCII
character setsVirtually all human-written Internet
Internet
email and a fairly large proportion of automated email is transmitted via SMTP
SMTP
in MIME format. MIME is specified in six linked RFC memoranda : RFC 2045, RFC 2046, RFC 2047, RFC 4288, RFC 4289 and RFC 2049; with the integration with SMTP
SMTP
email specified in detail in RFC 1521 and RFC 1522
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Pagan
PAGANISM is a term first used in the 4th century, by the early Christian community, for populations of the Roman world who worshipped many deities, either because they were increasingly rural and provincial relative to the Christian population or because they were not milites Christi (soldiers of Christ). Alternate terms in Christian texts for the same group were "hellene " and "gentile ". Pagans and paganism were pejorative terms for the same polytheistic group, implying its inferiority. Paganism has broadly connoted the "religion of the peasantry", and for much of its history was a derogatory term. Both during and after the Middle Ages , paganism was a pejorative term that was applied to any non-Abrahamic or unfamiliar religion , and the term presumed a belief in false god(s). No one before the 20th century self-identified as a "pagan"
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Europe
EUROPE —a concept dating back to classical antiquity — is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia . Europe
Europe
is bordered by the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The eastern boundary with Asia
Asia
is an arbitrary historical and social construct , as there is no clear physical and geographical separation between them. The primarily physiographic term "continent" as applied to Europe
Europe
also incorporates cultural and political elements whose discontinuities and lines of demarcation are not reflected by the continent's current overland boundaries with Asia
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Liturgical Drama
LITURGICAL DRAMA or RELIGIOUS DRAMA, in its various Christian contexts, originates from the Mass itself, and usually presents a relatively complex ritual that includes theatrical elements. Until the Late Middle Ages
Late Middle Ages
it is the best recorded tradition of religious drama, and is assumed to have been the root from which other forms such as the civic mystery plays , as well as poorly recorded travelling companies, grew. The number of surviving scripts is small, and many performances are only known about from entries in payment records and the like. The medieval drama originated in religion. The Church forbade the faithful during the early centuries to attend the licentious representations of decadent paganism, but once this "immoral" theatre disappeared, the Church allowed, and contributed to, gradual development of a new drama that was not only moral, but edifying and pious
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Russia
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Российская Федерация (Russian ) Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: " "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii " (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of