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Midterm 217/10/2011 14:32:00Greek Theatre (Starting Theatre history focus)Erin BonesteelThe Greek WorldoWas not unified, but same basic geographic locationoVery Mountainous, Islands, WateroGood at traveling by wateroSpartaWarfareoAthensEducation, Philosophy, ArtCultural CenterDemocracyTheatres in Greeceo167+ theatres around Greeceocentered in Athensocivic event ocostlyOriginsoCity DionysiaEvery March in Athens
FestivalCelebrates DionysusCarefreeWineOrgies (The Party God)Happens right after Winter weather is overFirst  DithyrambsHymnsChorus of 50 men or boysSinging and dancingThespisCreation of dialogueGuy steps out of chorus and becomes an actor with the chorus“The First Actor”Later  TheatreFading away from religious aspectoBehind the Scenes: City DionysiaArchonSelects plays, sponsors, judgesChoregosHouses, feeds, trains chorus actors
TheatronesBuilding ManagerTheoric FundFree tickets for poor AtheniansoPlaywrightsActor and CoachLead roleUpper Class menWell-educatedNot making money“A general who also wrote plays”oGreek ActorsAll men1, 2, or 3 solo actorsChorus  all amateursExempt from militaryTravelGood actors: diction, projection, grace, dance, respect for traditionoThree types of PlaysComedy - LizastrataEveryday people
Crazy “happy idea”Sex jokes, scatological (potty) jokesPolitical comedyQuotes famous poetryA small part of the City of Dionysia (featured at its own festival)LizastrataWritten by AristophanesOnly examples of classical comedy44 plays written…11 extant (still exist today)Tragedy - OedipusMythic kings, queens, warriorsHero with character flawOwn ignorance of situationLack of reverence for the GodsArroganceStubbornGreat King, freed the city when they were struggling3 tragedies…trilogyAgamemnon, Mom kills dad2nd play son kills momfeatured at the City Dionysia festival
Tragedy-CostumingMain CharactersElaborateChorusDressed the same, and wellMasksUtilizing more dignity attached to their charactersoSatyr PlaySatyr = part man, part goatSatyrs interacting with heroes in well-known mythical stories.

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