Lecture 3 Notes - a.i I Euripedes(480-406 BC Bacchae a...

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a.i.I.Euripedes (480-406 BC) & Bacchaea.Wrote 90+ okays—only 19 survivedb.Won Dionysus play competitionc.Liked to re-write myths, focus on victimsd.Show myths & gods as humane.Unity of time/placee.i.This all takes place at once.e.ii.No time skips or flashbacksII.Bacchaea.Written 405 BCb.Dionysus (aka Bacchus)c.Bacchae= his followersc.i.Also called maenadsd.Thyrsus- staff used by worshipersIII.Ancient Greek Theatre (600’s-300’s BC)a.Contenta.i.Civic/ritual purposea.ii.Celebrate history/religion/folklorea.iii.Only citizens attend a.iii.1.Only men, were connected to the citya.iii.2.No children, women, slavesb.Stagingb.i.Outdoorsb.i.1.Performed during the dayb.ii.Thrust stageb.ii.1.A stage where the audience is on three sides.b.iii.Very little sceneryb.iv.Back dropsb.v.Orchestrab.v.1.Playing area where the chorus would performc.Actorsc.i.1-3 male actorsc.ii.Chorusc.iii.Masksc.iv.Thespis= first actorc.iv.1.He is one of the first people to step out of the chorus and speak out as an actor. Thespians are named after him.

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