chapter  3
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What is the audience?

What could be more beautiful than our childhood? That period of the human life when the entire world seems to be nothing but a huge riddle, when everything appears so full of mystery and when the little childish heart beats so anxiously before a mechanical toy, burning with desire to find out what is hidden inside of that toy, – when the whole life seems to concentrate in the questions: what is it? and why? – When there is no other life problems but “to know” and “to understand.” But, the older we grow the less there remains for us to discover – most

of the secrets of our toys are disclosed and we have ready answers to most of those “whys.” In other words, our life comes down to the simple fulfillment of our daily problems, which are no longer riddles for us but are long since definitely set and solved in our minds. And yet, the divine spark in our nature is so powerful, that we cannot

rest and find satisfaction in things that have become clear to us, that are solved – and like children we continue to look for new possibilities that will confront us with another mystery, which will arouse in us again the eternal question “why” – something that will be better than the past or the present and that will help us in our eternal search for perfection, for an ideal. For the sake of that pursuit, man, like a child, longing for a new toy,

gives up his life in scientific research, founds new sects for the complete perception of God, embellishes his life with works of art and cherishes a naïve though almost unconscious love for the theatre, where the mystery is presented in such bright colors and life seems to be so beautiful and alluring and so unlike the actual one. The theatrical audience is nothing but a child in front of a new toy.

All the emotions of such a child or the feelings of a savage watching a modern invention you’ll find in hearts of people gathering rightly in theatres. Just look at the audience a few moments before the show