Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - Lecture 5 But seriously, folks Dionysus is also...

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Lecture 5 – But seriously, folks… Dionysus is also associated with fertility, more warmer and welcoming aspects, also sexual ecstasy Each playwright would write 4 pieces, a trilogy of tragedies and then a comic satyr play o Satyr play Short, mocking style to ease the mood of the day Comedy celebrates endurance and survival Balancing the focal point of tragedy Focused on here and now and immediate gratification The chorus was composed of satyrs – half human half goat We are rational creatures but we are subject to animal instincts Satyrs wore gross appendages of male organs that were painted red Comedy o Komoidia “song of the revelers” or “party song” o No one bothered to take comedy serious enough to pay attention which has left us with little history o “Comedy Is Not Pretty” – Steve Martin o Raw elements that are not cleaned up o “Tragedy is if I cut my finger, comedy is if you fall in an open sewer and die” Mel Brooks
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course DRAMA 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Lecture 5 - Lecture 5 But seriously, folks Dionysus is also...

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