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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
Masks
limited amount of actors
symbolism
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
Greek:
Theatron
Orchestra
Skene
Audience
Themes
Greek
focused on religion
studied more because of greater depth
relaxing, pleasurable experience
Roman
less philosophical
mainly comedy
entertainment
bloodshed, violence
Roman:
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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