Theatre 2.27

Theatre 2.27 - (c.600406B.C.E 08:58:00 Whyshouldwecare...

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The Golden Age of Greek Theatre (c.600-406 B.C.E)  27/02/2008 08:58:00 Why should we care?     Created a model  Theatre can transform society (political theatre) First anti-theatrical prejudice. (by plato)  Before theatre, what?     Storytelling  Ritual/ceremony Cult of Dionysus (Greek theatre cult) o Uninhibited dancing-  estasis  (what plato found very dangerous about  theatre…thought they would overthrough government… loss of  reason ) Dithyramb     - song sung in a religious ceremony A choral ode Performed by a chorus of  50 men dressed as satyrs Originally a religious ceremony  City Dionysia - annual event in March (honoring Dionysia in Athens) Much more civilized  Dithyramb competitions Sponsored by  choregos  and  archon Biggest festival- biggest city
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course THET 110 taught by Professor Dail during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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