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The physical structure of a Greek Theatre

for a drama project (very visual)

Afreen Ahmad

on 8 April 2013

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Transcript of The physical structure of a Greek Theatre

The Physical Structure
of a
Greek Theater by Afreen Ahmad Lets take a closer look at the
diagram ... Lets wrap this up! Paraskenion Parados Bibliography Proskenion Skene Logeion What we've covered It was a flat, circular space where the dancers and actors would interact. There was often an altar built in the center. Lets see what we need to know... so basically this area The core of any Greek theater is the orchestra, the “dancing place” of the chorus and the chief performance space. Literally "tent," a structure behind the orchestra with a large, central door, windows, and roof, often used as an acting area. A speaking place The building before the skene The projecting side-structures in Greek theaters which "contained" the performance space. A parados ("passageway") was a path near the stage. Paradoi were corridors through which actors and chorus members could make entrances and exits. The audience also used them to come and go before and after performances. Thank you for listening :) Ancient Greek theaters were very large, open-air structures that took advantage of sloping hillsides for their terraced seating. Because of drama's close connection with religion, theaters were often located in or near sanctuaries. The large seating area or theatron ("viewing place") is built into the side of a hill and partially surrounds the orchestra, similar to a stadium today. People usually sat on cushions or boards, but eventually sat on marble seats. Orchestra Orchestra Theatron lets further subdivide ... The Greek word for theater, theatron, stems from theasthai which
means to 'regard' or 'look'. Theatron ,therefore, is the place from where you look. The stairways in a Greek theater. Wedge-shaped blocks of seats in a Greek theater. The horizontal aisle separating the upper and
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