August 27 notes review and recap

August 27 notes review and recap - August 27 Recap Notes...

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August 27 Recap Notes 8 th Century o Homeric myths/epic poetry o Dionysian festivals/religious choruses o Institution of the polis Basic model of the city-state o Origins of Greek democracy o First Olympic games Conflicts and climatic scenes in plays b/c of competitive atmosphere in society o City Dionysia in Athens 6 th Century o Thespis 5 th Century o Drama emerges as art form in Athens Medea (431 BC) Writers must also make their play suitable for the theatre setup – amphitheatre o Building behind stage
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serves purpose of lim iting view and making audience focus on stage so they’re not staring into fields behind the stage also serves as permanent backdrop gives actors place to change o semi-circular expanse – holds maybe 20,000 o sounds carried well b/c architectures were smart and used hillsides and building to capture sounds o Physicality must be larger than life and more direct so it can be physically received by audience b/c of setup/distance – must be
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