Affirms the Importance of Studying Theater History

In response to an article posted by Backstage,, a leading directory of art colleges, discusses the importance of studying theater history

BOHEMIA, NY / / April 1, 2014 /, a leading online directory of art colleges, affirms the importance of studying theater history and how it could help improve acting skills.

According to a February 26th article published by Backstage titled "The Importance of Studying Theater History," classic plays and drama pieces will always be relevant. Most movies and plays of present day are adaptations of classic works. For rising actors and actresses, studying classic works could help improve their drama skills.

The article says most acting schools require students to take theater history, dramatic theory and literature courses before graduating with a degree. "Studying theater history and dramatic theory provides an overview of the field, thus allowing for more informed professional and artistic choices," the article explains. "That overview of the dramatic canon allows an actor to prioritize how he or she selects projects and expands the options for audition pieces."

Andrew Girard, a representative at, and online directory of art colleges, says it's important for aspiring actors and actresses to take theater history courses at an art college. "Learning the history of an era in drama can help actors and actresses delve into the playwright's mind," he says. "It not only helps them embody the characters and the time period, but it helps them hone their natural acting abilities. By enrolling in a choice drama school and taking the appropriate classes, young actors and actresses can improve their skills and prepare for their future. It's extremely important, especially in this day and age, for students to obtain a degree and fine-tune their talents before entering the acting profession. To find the right school and more information, students should visit" is a comprehensive directory of art degrees, art schools and art-related programs listed and maintained by, the leading platform for job seekers. is dedicated to assisting prospective artists, teachers, and students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their preferences. Whether you're looking for a new job, a new school or a new direction, the directory offers insight into top degree programs in a variety of fields, including graphic design, fashion design, interior design, game design, web design, photography and film. is an affiliate of, a similar directory featuring the best culinary schools.

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