DRAM 155 _ Test1 _ Waiting To Exhale

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Waiting To Exhale Drama 115 Professor Kable January 21, 24 Issues in Greek Tragedy Occasion Space o No intimacy o More ritual/ceremonial Chorus Greek MIMESIS = Ritual, formal, poetic, non-illusionist Differentiates itself from everyday and convential life Greek Theatre ARCHITECTURE Amphitheatre – outdoor space with tiered seats o Orchestra – “dancing place” o Theatron – “seeing place” o Skene – “tent”, themed building o Parados – alley way for orchestra Literary Conventions All Greek tragedies are based on existing stories or people o Tradition of oral history Myth o Audience is some what familiar with something about the play because it is a familiar myth. o Myth is handled in a unique matter with own perspective. o Audience is satisfied because they are met halfway with new and old. Chorus o Collective character of chorus No violence o For all of the horrific violent acts, there was a shying away from the explicitness. Maybe because of the religious traditions and excluding sensationalist feelings Performance Conventions Male actors o Stylized play o Influences of the emergence of drama in classical world Masks
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3 actors + Chorus o Makes the competition harder – must be resourceful o dramatic chorus in play consisted of 15 men Context Context 1: Sophists (a group of philosophers) o
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