Greek Theater

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Deus ex Machina

"God from the Machine." A god is lowered (usually from a crane / "mechane") to resolve the conflict which is otherwise impossible to solve. Now it means any arbitrary from of resolution.

Ekkyklema

A wheeled wagon used to bring in characters who died offstage

Chorus

A group of actors who stand away from the main action and and comment on it in usually general terms

Tragedy

play dealing with elevated, poetic style with events that depict man as the victim of destiny, yet above it. Also a serious fiction work, especially drama, that presents the downfall of the protagonist (usually better than ourselves) who through an error in judgment or weakness of character, or twist of fate, suffers defeat or death.

Orchestra

The main stage, where the main action happens

Theatron

Where the audience sits

Parodos

The entrances or exits where the actors arrive and depart

Skene

A large wall, containing the backdrop or scenery for the play.

Amphitheater

A semicircular greek theater, with gradually rising seats to provide better viewing and hearing for all

In medias res

In the middle of things

Anagnorisis

The moment of self discovery or realization; epiphany

Tragic Flaw

an inherent quality in a character, often hubris, that brings upon their downfall

Hamartia

sometimes used with tragic flaw, it is an error in judgement or an ignorance of facts that leads to the hero's downfall or reversal of fortune, often caused by the tragic flaw

Peripety

reversal of fortune

Aristotle

tragedy author. imitated incidents arousing pity and fear to purge the audiences emotions, so they leave feeling purged or exalted

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