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Theatre and Ritual
1. Much that is found in ritual is also present in theatre:
* Actors-those who enact the rites and stories
* Directors-those who exercise control over the performance, i.e. elders, priests, priestesses.
* Performance Space-''acting area'' for the ritual to take place and be observed.
2. The difference between ritual and theatre really just depends on their functions. Both can be seen as different ways of organizing and using elements that are basic to humans.
3. In most cases, it is probably true that ritual came before theatre, since the early societies made clear distinctions between their different activities.