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Copy of Ancient Egyptian Theater
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History of Egyptian Theater
-Ancient Egyptian theater dated to 2600 BC
-At the start, they lacked venues to perform but put on plays described as religious, ceremonial and ritualistic
-Creation dramas were performed in various temples
-Symbolic dances and ballet scenes were featured in addition to performances
-Plays explored morality and psychology
-Plays required chorus
-Performances were public displays
Typical Egyptian Plays
-Religious and Ritualistic: often explored creation, death and the afterlife. The ancient play "Pyramid texts" discusses sending dead pharaohs into the underworld. The "Memphite Drama" explores death and Resurrection of Osiris.
-Passion Plays explore religion, commonly about Egyptian god's trials and pursuits
-Plays put gods into situations that test morality
Who Are the Actors?
-The actors were professional
-Sometimes priests were the actors
-The extras in the play were often played by members of the public
-Women were not involved in theater
MASKS, COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
-Since most plays were religious, masks were often used to convey the personalities and characteristics of the Egyptian Gods
-Priest like main roles often wore masks but it is not confirmed that more minor characters did
-Anubis mask, the only surviving ancient Egyptian helmet mask.
-Masks were often heavy and ceramic
-Formal customs were rare, since they lacked formal
-Clothes of the time were often draped and flowing
This an example of a temple that the plays were held in sometimes.
Images Depicting Egyptian Theatre
An example of a creation myth being performed