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Unformatted text preview: seemed to belong and seemed alien at the same time Blur the lines between male and female, god and mortal causing a state of ambiguity Born both from his mother and father – literally born from his fathers leg Institution of the polis (city-state) • Drama emerges as a celebration of the state Origins of Greek democracy First Olympic games • Marked love of contest City of Dionysia in Athens • Biggest public event of the year for Athenians o 6 th century Thespis • The first “actor” as drama is first starting to emerge • A member of a religious chorus (ditharambic chorus) • Violated tradition by separating himself from the group and established something about the individual performer rather than a group performance • Aeschylus-sophocles o 5 th century Drama emerges as art form in Athens Limited number of actor to play various parts Greek plays test traditional values o •...
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- Fall '08
- Ancient Greece, 5th century BC, Embodies human reason, Homeric myths/ epic, festivals/ religious choruses, Sky God Zeus