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Unformatted text preview: rather than gods. o Human nature o Humanity-Adds 3 rd actor EURIPIDIES BRINGS TRAGEDY DOWN TO EARTH-Common people-1rst political theater writer-Showed realities of war-Criticized religion GREEK TRAGIC FORM (much like climatic plot)-Prologue-Paridos o Entrance way and entrance of chorus-Five dramatic scenes-Komos-Exodus the exit NEW COMEDY TAKES OVER-New form of comic-CONTEMPORARY THEATRES DEBT TO THE GREEKS-Idea of catharsis purification, cleansing of pity and fear-Theatre as civically valuable-Theatre as transformative can change society SO WHY IS IT THE BIRTH place OF POLITICAL THEATRE?-Estasis (unleashed emotions) were uncontrollable argued by Plato-Theatre as a tool for social change...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course THET 110 taught by Professor Dail during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.
- Spring '07