2-05-08 early greek theatre

2-05-08 early greek theatre - Quiz schedule changed to feb...

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Quiz schedule changed to feb 19 th (Tuesday) Quiz 2 March 3 rd (first Tuesday) First quiz – applied to the comedy of errors Theatre of Classical Athens - Dithyramb - a circular dance of 50-100 men, god Dionysus, of fertility, wine, party - a single performer at some point in history steps out from that chorus of dancers and becomes the first actor - the elaborate song and dance is widdled down to about 10 people, and poets begin to write plays - tragedies – goat song – connects to a ritual, religious, sacrificial movement of goats - what we see in the tragedies: language = verse/poetic, - characters = noble characters, elevated status - why? Aristotle – “we need to see kings, princes make mistakes and be human” - want to show the best fall, in order to learn lessons form them - organization = dialogue, singing and dancing, or chanting 5-6 th c. BCE 534 BCE: Thespis – poet invited to attend the competition at/of theatre at the side of the acropolis - place = Great – or city – Dionysia – Greater and Lesser Dionysia were each a
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