Unformatted text preview: 2. Compare and contrast Roman society with Greek society. What impact might these cultural contexts have on playwrights and audiences? Ancient Greek culture was in large part influenced by its religious beliefs, which included the worship of a group of gods, headed by Zeus and his wife Hera. Theatre in Greece also took precedence over politics and business during festivals. Being considered a creative and religious culture, the Greeks often featured religious ideas in their entertainment. Additionally, Greek culture allowed for even the poor to attend theatrical productions because they were considered religious experiences. Thus, it is clear that the Greeks placed a great deal of importance on the role of the theatre within their society. The Romans, on the other hand, were most often noted for their mastery of law, engineering, and military pursuits. The Romans worshipped the gods of the countries they conquered, so to a very limited extent, the pursuits....
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course THEATRE THE 3311 taught by Professor Kilgore during the Fall '11 term at University of Central Florida.
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