Drama notes january 24

Drama notes january 24 - Drama 116 The Seeing Place Modern...

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January 24, 2007 Drama 116 The Seeing Place Modern Touring companies The two components of theatrical space Stage Auditorium Permanent Structure Theatre vs. Ritual The Golden Age of Greece They invented Western Drama Dionysian Celebrations Dionysus Four Dionysian celebrations were held each winter in Athens The rural Dionysia or small Dionysia was at the end of December The Lenea in January The Anthesteria in February And the Great Dionysia or City of Dionysia in March The Chorus To commemorate the god’s death, a group of chanters, called the chorus, danced around an altar on which a goat was sacrificed Therefore, this chorus was called the goat singer’s and their ritualistic chant was called the goat-song, or tragos. The Chorus The Chorus usually portraying ordinary human society, performed in the dancing area (orchestra). The Greek chorus, which was eventually reduced from fifty people to fifteen or twelve by the time of Sophocles They shared the audience’s reactions to events and characters, and sometime interacted
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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