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prolouge

monolouge or dialouge that precedes chorus

paradose

the entrance ode of the chorus

episode

3-5 episodes in which one to three characters interact with chorus

stasimon

a choral ode in which the chorus reacts to episodes

exode

exit song of chorus

Unity of time

within 24 hour action

Unity of Place

within one location action

Unity of Action

all events are important to resolving conflict - one conflict

Playwright of Antigones

Sophocles

Year of birth and death Sophocles

497 BC born and died 407 BC

Ismene

Antigone's sister

Eteocles and Polynices

Antigone and Ismene's brothers

Oedipus and Jocasta

Antigone's parents

Laios

Oedipus' father

Jocasta

Oedipus' mother

Conflict:

Antigone will die of starvation in a cave because she tried to bury Polynices who no longer will marry his son

Creon

King who declares Antigone the traitor but in the en is who learns the lesson

Haemon

Antigone's betrothed who kills himself after she hangs herself

Theatres:

held 12,000 to 14,000 people and built in hillsides

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