TD 301 Jan25 - Acting in Ancient Greece•All men and boys...

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Unformatted text preview: 1-25-08Acting in Ancient Greece•All men and boys, no females•Emphasis on voice; need to have a lot of voice power to project, also carries a lot of emotion•More declamatory than “realistic”; actors seem to exclaim their lines rather than just speaking them•More about emotional tone than sex or age•Masks, so facial expression not important; brings the face out from far away, also made in ways that helps the voice project•Enlarged gestures; how big does your movements have to be to seen←←Performance Spaces•Built on public land•Example: Theatre of Dionysus•Held 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 place”oThymele- 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 scene←←Key scene and technology elements•Skene- hut or tent, origin for “scene”; where the actors kept their costumes and masks•Paradoi- places for entrances and exits; the way for people to enter the stage...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course TD 301 taught by Professor Dvoskin during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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TD 301 Jan25 - Acting in Ancient Greece•All men and boys...

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