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Transcript of Greek Theatre
How did ancient Greek theatre influence modern theatre today?
History of Greek Theatre
What is modern theatre?
The concept of Catharsis
Opening / Exposition
What is Tragedy?
- When something disastrous occurs
Origin Of Tragedy
Catharsis - relief and pity felt by the audience during a tragic performance
Role of the Chorus
- Comments on things that happen in a play
- 12 to 50 people
History of the Chorus
Why is the Chorus significant?
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Resolution / Denouement
- The theatre served as a place where people met
- Every community had their own theatre
Functions of Greek Theatre
- The chorus served an important role until individual roles were promoted
- An error in judgement
- Having extreme pride and self confidence
- This will offend ancient Greek Gods
Thalia And Melpomene
Three Main Genres of Greek Theatre
- It can enable easier understanding of the play
- Thalia: Comedy
- Melpomene: Tragedy
- Greek: Goat-song
- Aristotle defined it in 335 BCE
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- A festival held in honor of Dionysus
- Drama performances during festival
- Originally made to honour gods
- Attracted crowds of up to 15,000 people
- Soldiers were forced to endure without food or water for days
- Ceremonies and celebrations were held in honour of Greek gods
- Introduces setting of the story
, Aristotle said there were three parts to any story:
- Beginning (Protasis)
- Middle (Epitasis)
- End (Catastrophe)
- Point where major and minor problems start to unfold
- Most tension occurs here and changes the protagonist's life
- The falling action consists of the protagonist solving his/her problems
- This is the point in the story where the protagonist's problems are put to rest
- Modern theatre consists of realistic theatre and modernism
Did Modern Theatre Evolve from Greek Theatre?