Why theatre matters!

Here is a link to a new Scientific Study about the benefits of theatre!  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141016165953.htm

A summary of the article:

Major benefits for students who attend live theater, study finds

Date:
October 16, 2014
Source:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Summary:
Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students, according to a study. The research team found that reading and watching movies of Hamlet and A Christmas Carol could not account for the increase in knowledge experienced by students who attended live performances of the plays. Students who attended live performances of the play also scored higher on the study's tolerance measure than the control group by a moderately large margin and were better able to recognize and appreciate what other people think and feel.
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