THA 101 pt 2.docx - THA 101 Week 8(3/18 Where did theatre begin in Western civilization Greece Thespis – First actor Performed outside due to lighting

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THA 101 Week 8 (3/18) Where did theatre begin in Western civilization? Greece Thespis – First actor Performed outside due to lighting Wore platform shoes and masks to project voice so audience could see Skene - structure at the back of a theatre stage Deus ex machina – permitted an actor play a god to resolve complex dramatic situations Most famous Greek tragedy – Oedipus Rex by Sophocles Lysistrata by Aristophana – First political satire Group Project requirement: 5 min play no script characters, setting, conflict, resolution, every character have a want, costumes, props, lighting, sound ______________________________________________________________________________ Week 9 (3/26) Theatre in Ancient Rome: Adapted/borrowed/stole/improved from the Greeks Skene (back wall) contained three doors, which was influential in farce comedy Actors were considered to have bad reputations; their performance could be lewd, sexual, and offensive In later period, it was the first women were allowed on stage Tragedies were adopted from Greek theatre: comedies contained “stock” characters , characters that are stereotypical whom audiences recognize from frequent recurrences in a particular literary tradition the adulescens was the hero, who is young, rich, love struck the senex has several incarnations; he is either too strict or too soft. As the lover he embarrasses his son, his slave, and his wife. Tends to be passionately in love with the
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