244 final review

244 final review - Engl244 final review Gray Matter...

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Engl244 final review Gray Matter – jeanette d far The Rising of the Moon – Lady Gregory, 1907 - political statement: the aristocratic Protestant Irish, like her, were sympathetic to the irish revolutionary causes Greek Drama – developed in close connection with the Dionysia, a religious festival that lasted from 5 to 7 days Dithyramb – a narrative lyric presented by a chorus The Greek stage – the Orchestra, where the chorus sang and danced Mekane – machine in which actors were lowered onstage to imitate the gods Dues ex machina – when characters are rescued at the last moment as a solution Thespis – first actor to step outside of the chorus and assume a dramatic role Tragedy – 6 elements: plot, characters, verbal expression, thought, visual adornment, song- composition Tragedians – Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides Moira - a humans fate Catharsis – when the audience experiences a purging of the emotions of pity or fear The tragic figure – experiences purpose, passion, and perception Anagnorisis – recognition Peripetia – when the tragic figure’s fortune is reversed Agon – the dramatic confrontation 1. Prologue – established the conflict 2. Parodos – chorus sings this when moving onstage, Stasima – they sing this when moving offstage 3. Exodos – concluded the action Tragedy, Satyr, and Comedy plays Oedipus Rex, Sophocles, 430 bc, Tragedy - involved moira and irony Lysistrata, Aristophanes, 411 bc, Old Comedy - Athens has been at war for a steady 2 years, Lysistrata plan is to end the Peloponessian war - While it is true that women were of very low rank in Greek society, Aristophanes does suggest that women are somewhat intelligent creatures and should be occasionally listened to Roman Drama -third century bce, wooden stages that were easy to be taken down and moved Scaena – background Proscaena – the space in front of the scaena Proscenium Arch – frames the stage and separates the actors from the audience Fronsscaena – the front of the theater, the Theater of Marcellus 2 great actors – Coldius Aesopus, Quintus Roscius Gallus Plautus –The Twin Menaechmi Terence – The Brothers Seneca – Thyestes Medieval Drama – 476 ce – 1500 ce
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The Dark Ages and the role of the Church Miracle Plays – focused on the Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas, mostly derived from Bible stories and the life of Christ
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