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1/24/07 Shamanism- Ritual, Storytelling, Dance The Seeing Place Modern touring companies The 2 components of theatrical space o Stage o Auditorium Permanent Structure Theatre vs. Ritual Primitive rituals were concerned with something concrete, everyone was a part of the ritual Theatre- someone is on stage performing something fictitious Theatre was there to entertain as opposed to just doing a ritual Theatre deals with the ambiguities and mysteries of human life, holds a mirror up to nature, rituals do not Theatre aims to provoke thought to enlighten us, actors create fictitious characters The Golden Age of Greece- 400 to 500 B.C. They invented Western Drama Used myths and legends to create dramas Sophocles, Euripities, Aschylus- 3 main playwrights of the time Aristotle- Comedy writer The Beginnings of Tragedy Dionysian Celebrations- Dionysius: God of agriculture, wine, fertility, deity, symbol of life-giving powers o 4 celebrations in Athens- commemorated Dionysus
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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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