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Hon 110 Notes Kate Winthrol 2/16/11 Drama Had religious practices in Olympia before Olympics games Athens was leader -Home of Drama Great festival for the god of wine Thespis- created drama Thespian- meaning actor 534 had dramatic competitions Like everything else, drama was a competition! Always compete in Greek world Three full days of theatre Three plays and last play comedy (4 plays total) City would pay for customers and awards- civic duty Rich Athenians would pay for production Actors all males Wore big masks
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Pick by lottery Leader of states- which will be judges also Outdoor events Greece and Rome were outdoor societies Everything outdoor Greek drama was community event Way to bring whole community together Audience was notoriously bad on bad plays Crowd was pretty brutal on bad plays Plots always end with some resolution, not without trouble and suffering (tragedy) When present had resolution Catharsis- sense of relief Greek saw theatre as conflict and competition Protagonist and antagonist 488 added comedy Comedies usually had grotesque masks and jokes Comedies basically listening to Leno, Letterman Comedies made fun of public figures
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Tragedies almost always deal with myth Comedies deal with popular things Three great dramatic playwrights -Aeschylus- usually subject matter of justice and paradox of justice (theme- wisdom only
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course HON 110 H taught by Professor Wintrol during the Spring '11 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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