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The Chorus The chorus was the nucleus from which tragedy evolved, and it continued to have a central place in  the drama throughout classical times. The use of the chorus varied, depending on the method of the  playwright and the needs of the play being performed, but most often it acted as the "ideal  spectator," as in  King Oedipus,  wherein it clarifies the experiences and feelings of the characters in  everyday terms and expresses the conventional attitude toward developments in the story. In some plays, like  The Suppliants  of Aeschylus, the chorus was itself a central figure in the tragedy  rather than a group of interested bystanders, and this had a direct effect on the size and nature of its  role, but usually the chorus was not so closely involved in the action of the drama. In general, the 
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