The Greek Theate1 - Devices: Eccyclema / Mechane (Deus ex...

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The Greek Theater Aristotle gives history of drama development in his Poetics. Names: THESPIS - the Originator, created the Dithyramb Aeschylus added 2 actors to the Chorus of 12 Sophocles added a third actor and increased Chorus to 15. Euripides followed: tragedy kept form of 3 actors & 15 Chorus. Tragedy = a “goat song.” Aristophanes: Comedy. Different form. 4 actors & 24 Chorus. The Greek Theater. Orchestra “Dancing Floor” Skene (tent -> stage) Theologeion: where the gods stand on top of Skene Thymele - the Altar at orchestra center Parodoi - Eisodos/Exodos: Ways in and out
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Unformatted text preview: Devices: Eccyclema / Mechane (Deus ex machina) DETAILS outdoor theater 3 male professional actors more than 3 roles - each plays several parts. Chorus 12 / 15. Masks and elaborate costumes. TIME OF PERFORMANCE: At City Dionysia - spring festival for Dionysus 5 days of ceremonies Sacrifices 3 days of drama performances awarding of prizes & sacrifices Drama Performances: Start in morning: 3 Tragedies & 1 Satyr Play Evening: Comedy Structure of a Tragedy -Dialogue in iambic meter Chorus in lyric meters, divided into strophe & antistrophe Series of episodes divided by choral songs...
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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