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Greek Theatre

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Annabel Harb

on 21 September 2014

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Transcript of Greek Theatre

What is Greek Theatre?
Greek Theatre
Important Greek

Aristotle
Sophocles
Aeschylus

Modern Theatre
How did ancient Greek theatre influence modern theatre today?
History of Greek Theatre
Playwrights
What is modern theatre?
The concept of Catharsis
Rising Action
Opening / Exposition
Climax
Catharsis
What is Tragedy?
- When something disastrous occurs
Origin Of Tragedy
Catharsis - relief and pity felt by the audience during a tragic performance
The Chorus
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?
By Naomi Tse & Annabel Harb
Falling Action
Resolution / Denouement
Entertainment
Religious Rituals
Education
Aesop's Fables
Social
- The theatre served as a place where people met
Competition
- Every community had their own theatre
Functions of Greek Theatre
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- The chorus served an important role until individual roles were promoted
Hamartia
- An error in judgement
Hubris
- Having extreme pride and self confidence
- This will offend ancient Greek Gods
Thalia And Melpomene
Three Main Genres of Greek Theatre
- Satyr
- Comedy
- Tragedy
- 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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Amphitheatre
Dionysia
- A festival held in honor of Dionysus
- Drama performances during festival
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- Originally made to honour gods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
Dramatic Structure
- In
Poetics
, 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
Chorus
Comedy
Tragedy
Moral
Dramatic Structure
Catharsis
Hubris
Hamartia
Did Modern Theatre Evolve from Greek Theatre?
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