Origins of Greek Drama 2

Origins of Greek Drama 2 - Thespis o According to Greek...

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Thespis o According to Greek folklore, Thespis won the first competition. He is credited with being the first tragedy writer, and he changed the form of the drama by stepping out of the chorus and taking a solo part. He therefore became the first actor. Thus the name thespian for actor. The Greek Stage o Theater space as we know it in modern terms has two components: The stage The auditorium o The stage Orchestra The dancing circle Skene The scene building The term proskenion was sometimes used to refer to a raised stage added in later times in front of the skene where the actors performed o Koilon - the main theater or auditorium o Paradoi or Parados The actors, chorus and audience all entered the theater through passageways called paradoi Also, it is known as the entrance song by the chorus If someone was entering from the right parados, that meant that he was coming from the city or port. If he was coming from the left parados, he was coming from
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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