Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - Lecture 4 City Dionysia o...

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Lecture 4 City Dionysia o Social/civic/political event o Greek Drama’s context o A yearly festival celebrating the accomplishments Epic poerty o Oral narrative tradition o Artistic precedent Dithyrambs o Choral tradition o Religious practice Tragedy o “Goat song” the ceremonial prize given to the winning playwright was a goat Scapegoat actors in the play – someone who imbodied the sin of the town Fictional way of trying to work out real life problems Didaskalos o Art was intended to serve the state o Steady ascend Greek conventions o Basic formal pattern of action o Theatre architecture Theatre of Doinysus located in the heart of the town Held between 15-17 thousand Affirms centrality of drama in the town Outside Amphitheatre – large outside theatre with tiered seating o Size heightens the actors performance – they have to overdo for it to be recognized Basic parts o Performance space “Orchestra – dancing place” – circular
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