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Unformatted text preview: 9-1-10Power Point is on BlackboardDionysusoGreek goddess of wineFour Dionysian celebrations were held each winter in AthensoThe rural Dionysia or small Dionysia was at the end of DecemberoThe Lenea in JanuaryoThe Anthesteria in FebruaryoAnd the Great Dionysia or City of DionysiaCity of Dionysiao5-7 daysoDithyrambic contestsChorus of about 50 menFirst 2-3 daysoSatyr playDramatic pieces were the last 3-4 daysTwo tragedies and one satyr playo486 BCE first comedyoPrizes were awardedoEverything shut downoEveryone was allowed to come and it was a huge important cultural eventTheatre of DionysusoPicture on slideoWhere plays were presentedoBest seats were down towards the frontoThere were always sponsors for the playsoEntrance way called the paradosoSat in theatres all day long because only light they had was the sunSun was their only special affectSun up until sun down and each playwright did 4 plays (3 tragedies and 1 satyr play)Merchants put up the money to get the play going oThe producer is who got the play organizedQualitiesoNo props, nothing elaborate, few costumesChorusoCommemorated gods 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 singers, and their ritualistic chant was called the goat-song, or tragos.oNot until Thespis stepped out of the chorus did we have theatre (acting)o50 (25 old men and 25 young men) was reduced to 15 or 20 pplThespisoGreek folklore says Thespis won first competitionoCreditied with being first tragedy writer and he changed form of drama by stepping out of chorus and taking solo partPart of Greek StageoDiagram is in book and ppt is on blackboard...
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