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Transcript of Greek Theater
Hour #2 Bibliogaphy Clothing Theater began when a hymn called the dithyramb was sung to humor the god Dionysus, who was the god of fertility and wine.
The people of ancient Greece then came up with the idea of a combination of song and dance and spoken word, and theater was born. Greek theater was incredibly popular, everybody wanted to go and see the plays.
No women were able act, the men acted as women when needed.
Because the plays were so expensive to put on, the poet chose the best of the best to act who in the end were wealthy males.
If anyone was too poor to pay to get in to see the plays the state paid for them out of a fund for festivals. The first Greek amphitheater Masks-voice projecting, bore essential facial features, very dramatic so people in back could see
made of linen, wood or cork, more than 30 type
costumes made of animal skins and feathers determined characters gender and social status.
later tried to imitate modern clothing
"chiton"-made of linen or silk and it was worn long
“hemateon”-exterior cloth, worn over the shoulders, usually made of wool Crosher, Judith. The Greeks. Morristown, NJ: Silver
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The Different Types of Greek Drama and Their Importance. PBS. November 11 2012 <http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/background/24c.html>
http://www.zoochat.com/584/amphitheater-bird-show-152110/ The Beginning of Theater Who was involved in theater Greek theater masks Some popular plays from ancient Greece are The Persians, Oresteia, The Supplicants and, The Wasps.
Excerpt from oldest surviving play in the history of theater, The Persians. Which highlights the Greek triumph over the war with the Persians, it is considered a tragedy due to its countless amounts of death.
While o'er the fields of Greece the embattled troops
Of Persia march with delegated sway,
We o'er their rich and gold-abounding seats
Hold faithful our firm guard; to this high charge Three types
-Tragedy expressed the main themes of love, loss, pride, the abuse of power and the disfunctional relationships between men and gods.
-The first comedies were mainly sarcastic and mocked men in power for their vanity and foolishness
- short plays performed between acts of tragedies
-made fun of the troubles of the tragedy's characters.
-mythical half-human, half-goat figures were characters in these plays Types The ancient Greeks architectural style of theater has lead to the development of the style of the theaters that are all over the world.
Every play that is preformed now, has evolved off the principles of Greek theater, because the Greeks invented theater. Connections Modern day amphitheater
(Minnesota zoo) Examples of Plays