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II. Parode/Entrance Ode: entry chant of chorus
-turn -counter turn -after-song
III. Episode: actual play
IV. Stasimon/Stationary song: chorus reacts to episode
V. Exode/Exit Ode
Ancient Greek Theater
Plays only presented at City Dionysia festival.
Limited number of actors.
You can hear everything
Masks amplified sound
Males played female roles
Only few necessary pieces of scenery
Indoor and Outdoor theathers
Origin of Greek Tragedy and Structure of Ancient Greek plays
Ana R. Cortes
Ancient Greek & Elizabethan Play
Males had to play female roles
Had outdoor theaters
Greeks used Masks & Plays only in Dionysia Festival
Elizabethan used regular costumes & had more locations.
Greek Theater and Religion
Greek theater grew out of a religious festival.
Deals with morality and relationships between mortals, god, and fate.
Greek Theater and Religion Continued
Thespis of Icaria was the first actor that protrayed individual characters.
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Ancient Greek & Modern Play
Form of costume
Females playing roles