Well, I’m not talking about actual birds, but the following theater acts will be appreciated by bird lovers, even if there aren’t any real birds.
Type of Theatre Act: Play
This play written by Aristophanes was performed in 414 BC at the City Dionysia where it became popular and bagged second place in the contest.
It is a comedy play lauded by modern critics for its remarkable mimicry of birds and cheerful songs.
Although the author is known to include the Peloponnesian War in his previous plays, this theater act doesn’t involve any of it. It doesn’t refer much to Athenian politics as well. It’s a great example of old comedy representing social life.
In his “Study of History,” Arnold Joseph Toynbee, a British historian and philosophy of history, presented similarities between the play and the New Testament of the Bible.
The Blue Bird
Type of Theater Act: Play
This story written by Belgian playwright and poet Maurice Maeterlinck in 1908 is one famous play and its various films, and TV series adaptations are the evidence.
The play revolves around a girl named Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl who are both seeking happiness, which was represented by The Blue Bird of Happiness, with the help of the kind fairy Bérylune.
The play has been adapted for a novel, for a Japanese animated TV series, for a radio play, for an opera, and for six films.
Type of Theater Act: Dance (Ballet)
Probably the most famous of classical ballets, “Swan Lake” was composed in 1875 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, a Russian composer.
It was first performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1877, but it did not receive much praise during the time.
However, when Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov modified the choreography in 1895 for their performance in St. Petersburg, it gained popularity.
The play also made its American debut in 1940 when the San Francisco Ballet performed it.
Clearly, “Swan Lake” is about the fight between good and evil.