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Unformatted text preview: 1-25-08Acting in Ancient GreeceAll men and boys, no femalesEmphasis on voice; need to have a lot of voice power to project, also carries a lot of emotionMore declamatory than realistic; actors seem to exclaim their lines rather than just speaking themMore about emotional tone than sex or ageMasks, so facial expression not important; brings the face out from far away, also made in ways that helps the voice projectEnlarged gestures; how big does your movements have to be to seenPerformance SpacesBuilt on public landExample: Theatre of DionysusHeld between 14,000 and 17,000 spectators (stone version)Key terms:oTheatron- place where people viewed the playsoOrchestra- the area closest to the stage where the music is played, originally was called the dancing placeoThymele- an alter, place somewhere towards the back of the orchestra, holds the place where there are scene building and where the actors would exit a sceneKey scene and technology elementsSkene- hut or tent, origin for scene; where the actors kept their costumes and masksParadoi- places for entrances and exits; the way for people to enter the stage...
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- Spring '07