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Structure Of Greek Theatre And Audience

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Structure Of Greek Theaters And Audience
What does "theater"mean? Drama? Where was the center of the drama?
Drama comes from the word "dran" meaning "to do". The center of drama was Athens.

Aristotle thought that drama began as a ritual form of song and dance.
What was the role of the audience?
The Audience is most important, the theatre depends on the audience response. Actors involved the audience by using audience interaction. If the audience disliked the play, they would: mock the actors, throw food, or yell.
What are the three main parts of the Greek theatre?
- The Orchestra ( performed area for chorus.)
The Theatre of Doinysius was built in the 4th century B.C.
Theater comes from the word "theatron" meaning "seeing people".
- The Scene ( used for appearance of GODS.)
- The Theatron ( curved audience seating area.)
Due to the fact that men would compete against each other during the festival and women wasn't allowed on stage, there wasn't a fixed amount of money needed.
The theaters looked like an open air structures built into hillsides. The seats were in rows shaped in a semi-cirlce. It's made of limestone benches. They were built on a hill so the audience can get full visibility. Greek theaters had tall arched entrances, where actors entered and exited the theater.
The special effects: The original special effect was "Deus Ex Machina'', it was made to make the acors float so that they looked liked gods flying and fighting. They also used drums during the storms and battle scenes as a crash to emphasize the displeasure of a god.
What else was the theater used for?
How similar is the Greek theater similar to the theater of Shakespeare?
Both use of exposition was similar.
Playwrights were heavily used to guide the actors clearly.

We see the influence in their distinct comedies, dramas, tragedies, and historic plays.
a: What does "theater " mean? What does "drama" mean? Where was the center of drama?
b: What was the role of audience?
c:What are the three parts of the Greek Theater?
d:When and how was the theater of Dionysius built?
e: About how much did it cost to attend the festival of the City of Dionysius? What did the theaters look like? How and where were they built? Who attended the plays? What "special effects" existed?
f: What else was the theater used for?
g:How similar is the greek theater similar to the theater of Shakespeare?
h: Where do we see the infuluence of the Greek theatre to modern day theatre
The Dionysius Theater
About how much did it cost to attend the festival of the City of Dionysius?
What did the theaters look like?
What "special effects" existed?
Where do we see the influence of the Greek theater to modern day theater?
The theater was used for comedy, tragedy, and Satyr Plays.
Bibliography
Emma Dimelow: Audience in Greek Theatre
http://prezi.com/m7lovaofvjfm/audience-in-greek-theatre/
ANCIENT GREECE:
http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Theatre/
Images:
Google Images: Type in Greek theater.
Ancient Greek Theatre:
http://www.richeast.org/htwm/Greeks/theatre/Theatre.html


DaQuindra Copeland & Taroujae Hicks
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