Hellinistic Age Sept 10

Hellinistic Age Sept 10 - Hellinistic Age o 336 146 BCE o...

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Hellinistic Age o 336 – 146 BCE o Plays became for entertainment rather than what they used to be like religion and stuff Rise of the Actor o Status in the community o Guilds became the “Agents” o Onkos Headpiece to make the actor look larger o Cothurnus Platform shoes to be taller o Costumes became the way of making the character seem larger than life o Mimes Skits, juggling, (NOT SILENT) o Drama lost respect once it was not religious and simply entertainment Stage o Higher 8 – 13 ft o Wider 140 Ft o Deeper 6 - 14 ft Tragedy o Aristotle 3 classical values, (3 unities) Unity of time, place, and action Imitates an action that is serious, complete and of a certain magnitude Takes the form of action not narrative Produces pity and fear and the catharsis of such emotions Old Comedy/New Comedy o Fantastical and improbable situations o Not restricted to one place Takes place over an expanded Time o Makes fun of society, politics, and culture
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