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17- intro to greek theater

17- intro to greek theater - 8:39:00 AM Performed in end of...

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15:39 Performed in end of 6 th  century at Greater Dionysia Instituted by Peisistratus (?) At Athens, theater known as The Theater of Dionysis Important b/c all of known tragedies were performed at Athens THESPIS- SEPARATED ACTORS FROM THE CHORUS, CREATING 1 ST  DRAMA, MORE IMPORTANTLY, TRAGEDY Psuedomythological person Dithyramb- A choral song and dance in honor of Dionysis Creates actor (speaking parts); different personalities on stage By 480 (time of Persian wars), there are two actors and a chorus in tragedy; only  two people who really matter Number of speaking parts changes, eventually becomes three Orchestra - structure around which theater was built.  Made of stone, about a foot  out of the ground.  The chorus occupies this area.  Once they enter, they don’t  leave for the duration of the show.
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