ANCH026_Lecture14

Acoustics are helped by the cavea theater of

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: s, Athens Theaters use the local topography Natural acoustics are helped by the cavea Theater of Epidaurus Theater of Dionysus, Athens – artist’s rendition “deus ex machina” COMPETITION (TRAGEDY) •  Archon chose three poets each year •  Assembly imposed liturgies on rich citizens to pay for the actors, the chorus, costumes, and staging •  Plays were performed in a competition as part of the festival in honor of Dionysus •  Three poets presented their work, one poet each day for the three days of the festival •  Each poet presented a trilogy, followed by a burlesque satyr play. Choregic monument of Lysicrates (335-334 BCE) SO WHAT IS TRAGEDY? “Tragedy is a representation of an action that is heroic and complete and of a certain magnitude - by means of language enriched with all kinds of ornament, each used separately in the different parts of the play: It represents men in action and does not use narrati...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 03/18/2014 for the course ANCH 026 at UPenn.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online