Oedipus Sept 1

Oedipus Sept 1 - City of Dionysia 5-7 day festival...

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City of Dionysia 5-7 day festival Dithyrambic contests 501 BCE Satyr plays added Playwrights presented 3 tragedies and one Satyr play. 486 BCE – first comedy
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Greek Playwrights Thespis First actor to step out of the chorus and SPEAK text. Aeschylus added second actor intensifying the conflict or agon- Sophocles added 3rd actor Euripides
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Satyr Play Dressed as half- man half beast, with phallus as part of costume Erotic comedy- Cyclops by Euripides only surviving satyr play
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Comedy
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TRAGEDY Makes a special statement about human fallibility
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Tragic Vision Oedipus Concerned with seeking meaning and justice in an ordered world. All My Sons Concerned with humanity’s helpless protest against an irrational world.
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Tragic Realization/Catharsis The realization that follows the hero’s efforts usually takes one of two directions: that, despite suffering, a world order exists and people can learn from suffering ( Oedipus) the acts and sufferings of humans in an indifferent world are futile, yet the hero’s protests against the nature of existence are to be celebrated. (Willy Loman) The hero, alone and willful, asserts his or her intellect and energy
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