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Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre

Overview

Greek Gods

Antigone

Medea

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Overview of Greek Theatre

Overview of Greek Theatre

The land

The myths

The stage

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The Land

The Land

Greece has thousands of inhabited islands and dramatic mountain ranges

Greece has a rich culture and history

Democracy was founded in Greece

Patriarchal (male dominated) society

Philosophy, as a practice, began in Greece (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle)

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The Land

The Land

Located in Europe in the Aegean Sea

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The Land

The Land

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Overview of Greek Theatre

Overview of Greek Theatre

The land

The myths

The stage

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The Stage

The Stage

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The Stage

The Stage

Three Main Portions of Greek Theatre:

Skene Portion of stage where actors performed (included 1-3 doors in and out)

Orchestra Dancing Place where chorus sang to the audience

Theatron Seating for audience

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The Stage

The Stage

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The Stage

The Stage

Greek plays were performed during religious ceremonies held in honor of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and revelry (altars generally on stage)

Banks would shut down for days, people would travel from all around to see the drama competitionseven prisoners were temporarily released to see the plays

Tragedy means goat song (relates to Dionysian rituals)

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The Stage

The Stage

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Where and how were the dramas performed?

Where and how were the dramas performed?

In an amphitheatre

With a chorus who described most of the action.

With masks

With all the fighting and movement going on off stage. .With tragedy first, then comedy later.

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Major Greek Dramatists

Major Greek Dramatists

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Sophocles Antigone

Sophocles Antigone

Set in Thebes (a city in ancient Greece)

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