Greeks to Molière

Greeks to Molière - Greeks to Molire The Origins of...

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Greeks to Molière The Origins of Theatre I. Ritual a. Widely accepted early theories b. Leads into religion, too c. Connection between certain actions performed d. Refines and formalizes those actions into fixed ceremonies, weddings, criminal courts II. Storytelling a. Recalling of an event, such as battle stories, listening to stories III. Why do this? a. Basic human need b. Stable society entertain, passing on information c. Detached viewpoints study human problems d. Organizers – costume, music e. Society that value self-ruling or independent theatre IV.8 th century and 6 th century war going on between V. Thespis a. Inventor of tragedy in 534 BCE b. Creator of dialogue c. First actor, first dramatist (playwright) d. Hypocrites (interpreter, answerer) VI.Aeschylus (499 BCE) a. Dramatist, actor, second actor and added conflict b. Employed up to 1,000 members in the chorus VII. Sophocles (496-406 BCE) a. Add third actor, exhibition (back story) b. Scene painting c. Psychologically motivated characters. d.
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2010 for the course THR 104 taught by Professor Jeannetteyew during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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