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Drama 116 Lecture 4

Drama 116 Lecture 4 - Conflict between individuals Greek...

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Hellenistic Age (336-146 B.C.) Festivals increase in number and they are more focused on military  achievements and popular entertainment Great Dionysia the most important Rise of the Greek Actor Status: professional Highly respected and highly paid Artist of Dionysus In ancient Greece: classical rhetoric The art of persuasion Either logical argument or eliciting an emotional response from the audience Acoustics excellent so there was no need for voice training Complex spectacle Audience of 15,000 people Actors Greek: The individual was not important The plot or action was central Sing, dance, and act Conflict between set of values and not individuals Modern: Individual is most important Plot is sometimes an afterthought Sing, or dance or act but not necessarily all three
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Unformatted text preview: Conflict between individuals Greek actor Had to wear built up shoes Command a large audenice Wear masks Movement restricted Tragedy- Aristotle 3 classical values (three unities) time place action imitates an action that is serious, complete and of a certain magnitude takes form of action not narrative produces pity and fear and the catharsis of such emotions for the audience Old Comedy/ New Comedy Aristophanes-Old Comedy Fantastical and improbable situations Not restricted to one place Takes place of expanded time Makes fun of society, politics and culture Menander-New Comedy Introduced stock characters Comedies of manners and intrigue Concerned with the family...
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