Greeks - Intro to Greek Theatre THEA 200 Who Were the...

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Intro to Greek Theatre THEA 200
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Who Were the Greeks? QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. “Ancient Greece” was actually a collection of city-states (called a “polis” ) By about 500 BC a cultural center When we speak of the Ancient Greek Theatre we are talking about the Athenians. …later Athenian drama spread throughout Greek territory…
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Who Were the Greeks (cont.) Birthplace of Democracy (around the same time as the beginning of theatre’s Golden Age - 508 BC) Worshipped many Gods First loyalty to the Polis Economy based on farming and trade of products like wine and olive oil QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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534 B.C 500 B.C 400 B.C 336 B.C 100 B.C Theatre in Ancient Greece - Timeline First Record of theatre in Greece Extant (existing) Dramas Aristotle’s Poetics Hellenistic Period Classical Period/ Athenian Golden Age of Drama Increasing Roman Influence on Theatre
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The Purpose of Greek Theatre Theatre existed only as part of the three religious festivals in honor of the god Dionysus = god of wine and fertility Contest for writers and actors Tragedy: 3 playwrights, 4 plays each (3 tragedies and a Satyr play = a short, comic play that poked fun at life in Athens) Comedy: 5 playwrights, 5 individual plays Considered an integral part of the life of the Polis . QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. A satyr
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Before you got to the theatre… Pompe = Procession of sacred objects (baskets, bread, libations and… phalloi) Proagon = where the playwright and actors were presented to the public
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Acropolis The Theatre of Dionysus
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The Theatre Dionysus Today QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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14,000 - 17,000 people would be in attendance Colonial Life Arena seats 18,000 at Basketball games
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The Parts of a Greek Theater “Seeing Place” “Dancing Place” The Back Wall of Stage Paths used for entrances
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Pre-Show The “10 Generals”
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