What was tragedy in Greek?
What did the word "tragedy" mean?
What was an ancient Greek actor called?
hypocrite because he would "play roles"
How many actors were on stage at once?
What were the actors called?
1st- protagonist because he starts or drives the action, 2nd- deuteragonist
Till when did only men act?
Elizabethan age (17th century)
How many men were in the chorus?
What was the lead chorus member called?
Who was in the chorus?
15 men about to go into war.
What did the chorus do?
Chanted and moved together, gave background information, offered reflection on actions (audience or conscience), and prayed or honored the gods.
What did the ancient greeks wear as costumes?
A face mask with a smile or frown to show emotions, and symbolically collared robes (ex. white-purity, black-bad)
What are the three unities?
Place- one location, time- 24 hours, action- single simple plot.
Give an example for all three unites
Place- messenger, to tell when a scene changed. Time- sentry telling what had happened.
Action- the plot of Antigone is simple, which is the price antigone has to make for defying mortal law and obeying moral law.
What was Sophocles?
a playwright- (496-406)
What did Sophocles contribute to plays?
He added the 3rd actor and added the idea of painted scenery.
What god did they honor in theater?
What was the theatron
the watching place where people stood
What was the orchestra?
The dancing place
What was the Thymele?
It was the altar to Dionysis
What was the Skene?
The changing hut
What was the Proskenian?
What was the Paradose?