This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: The "rural Dionysia or "small" Dionysia was at the end of December The Lenea in January The Anthesteria in February The Great Dionysia or City of Dionysia in March o City of Dionysia 5-7 day festival Dithyrambic contest Satyr play 486 BC - first comedy Prizes were awarded The Chorus o To commemorate the god's death, a group of chanters, called the chorus, danced around an altar on which a goat was sacrificed. Therefore, this chorus was called the goat singers, and their ritualistic chant was called the goat-song, or tragos. o The chorus, usually portraying ordinary human society, performed in the dancing area (orchestra) o The Greek chorus was eventually reduced from fifty people to fifteen or twelve by the time of Sophocles o They shared the audience's reactions to events and characters, and sometimes interacted with the actors...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08