Theatre & Musicals

Scripts written for the theatre and live performances on stage.

Welcome to the 8FLiX Stageplays & Musicals Database

Our selection is limited but growing.

We only have a small supply of stageplays available, but we're working on expanding the library. We all have to start somewhere, right?

And what a perfect segue.

Long before there were movies and television, there were plays. Live theatre performances in front of an audience were all the rage 2500 years ago! But do you know from where they originated?

If you'd like to learn a little more, read on.


What is a Stageplay

The origins of live theatre date back to the 5th century BC.

A stageplay (also: stage play) is exactly what it sounds like. A play written for the stage and meant to be performed in front of a live audience.

The first plays were performed with just one actor (called a protagonist) and a chorus of people who helped him to tell the story. However, throughout the 5th century BC playwrights continued to innovate.

The playwright Aeschylus added a second speaking role, called the antagonist, and reduced the chorus from 50 to 12. His play The Persians, first performed in 472 BC, is the oldest surviving of all Greek plays.

Stageplays: Explained

The foundation of written drama began in Ancient Greece.

The first plays were performed in the Theatre of Dionysus, built in the shadow of the Acropolis in Athens at the beginning of the 5th century, but theatres proved to be so popular they soon spread all over Greece.

Drama was classified according to three different types or genres: comedy, tragedy and satyr plays.

There's more to know:

If you want to learn a little more about writing for the stage, check out MasterClass's instructions, How to Write a Play (free read).

Stageplays and theatre scripts explained.

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