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CONFLICT vs. Osiris performance Myth (divine royalty) reenacted every year Prot agon ist not embodied Hero is performed as without flaws (coffin??) Tragedy not tempered by comedy/bawdiness (missing phallus??) Great Dionysia/Sophocles Myths adapted and examined from diff. angles Prot agon ist embodied as elevated yet 3D/complex Hero has hamartia “tragic flaw” mistaken action or error Tragedy tempered by satyr plays (satirical, farcical treatment of same subject) Egypt ~2000BCE (monarchy) Greece ~500BCE (democracy)
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CONFLICT Conflict is the center of drama, especially tragedy Both ancient Egypt and ancient Greece staged “theatre” as part of religious ceremonies polytheistic religious context Ra and Osiris atop Egyptian pantheon Greek pantheon (led by Zeus) live on Mt. Olympus anthropomorphic gods/goddesses fighting for power mythical conflicts placed onstage
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City Dionysia)
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course THEATER 21 taught by Professor Roxworthy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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