07 Classical Greece 12411

07 Classical Greece 12411 - Classical Greece Living...

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Unformatted text preview: Classical Greece Living Creatively Playwrights submit 4 plays for competition • 3 were tragedies • 1 was a satyr Drama Festivals of Dionysus Competition was fierce, the winner had a nice income for the ensuing year and funding for the next play. Acoustics are amazingly good Drama Drama Method of presentation Actors with masks Chorus Themes Trojan war characters and their descendents Ethics from Heroic period Tragedy Genre invented by Thespis (543 BC) • Where the word “thespian” originated The most common of the Greek dramatic genrés • About 1000 written, only 31 remain– all by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides Tragedy = the change that occurs due to difficulty • Not about a person dying Drama Drama • Aware of human weakness • Discusses pain and suffering • In the end, justice triumphs • Oresteia trilogy about the House of Atria Agamemnon (Lesson=revenge) The Libation Bearers The Eumenides ( The Furies ) Aeschylus (525–456 BC) Drama...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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