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1/26/07 What is a satyr? Half beast, half man Mechane and Ekkyklema Mechane- machine, crane that would lift actors over the skene.  Used for gods or angels, etc. Ekkyklema- thing which rolls out.  Low, rolling platform that would come out on stage so  that the actors would have an opportunity to go into the skene but also so the audience would  have an idea of what interior scenes were happening.  Could be used to wheel dead and sick  people on and off. Dues ex Machina God from the machine.  Playwright will resolve the plots all at one time.  Phone call or  telegram resolves everything.  Play writing device Masks The members of the chorus wore masks, usually similar to each other, but completely different  from the leading actors Why did they use masks? o
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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