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Roman Theater VS Greek Theater

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Zoe Morin

on 9 June 2014

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Transcript of Roman Theater VS Greek Theater

Roman Theatre VS Greek Theatre
Origin of Greek Theatre
Early rules
Festivals to honor gods - City Dionysia
Tragedy VS comedy
Origins of Roman Theatre
began when Greek theater started performing in Rome
Taken after Greek theater
seen as a pastime and a relaxing time for audience members
an escape from the 'real world'
lots of comedies so they could forget about their problems
Actors & Style
limited amount of actors
Greek: made of cork and linen
Roman: made of wood, marble
Greeks -> tragedy
Romans -> comedy
Roman costumes copied Greek
multi-coloured chitons
prosterneda (worn to imitate breasts)
progastreda (worn to imitate the women's curves)
Greek cloth was thicker
loose fitting
depended on event
Architectural Design
focused on religion
studied more because of greater depth
relaxing, pleasurable experience
less philosophical
mainly comedy
bloodshed, violence
lots of structures
tried to make it resemble the streets of Italy
Greek art inspired them - subtly included in their designs
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