← Greek Drama Terms Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Tragic Hero Cycle
- a Areté-Hubris-Até-Apotheosis-
- b Excessive pride/arrogance
- c Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
- d Spoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction
- e "tent" backdrop for orchestra, scenery, raised 2-3 steps above orchestra, a room for hiding props and changing. 1-3 doors/exits
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- ruin, delusion. The reckless behavior that causes the hero's death or downfall
- Most important part of the actor's costume. They were simple and personalized to the character. They were also used as amplifyers
- "Inventor of tragedy" created actors and dialogue, invented masks and costumes. He was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader.
- "dancing space," performance area, alter for Dionysus.
- Pity. A plot with tragic reversal and anagnoresis best arouses pity and fear in the audience. This is the quality of evoking pity in the audience.
5 True/False Questions
Apotheosis → Ascension to god-like status, enlightenment from the tragic hero cycle, wisdom gained makes one all knowing.
Great Dionysian Festival → A religious feast in the spring, main attraction was theater, included exultation of the soul, dancing and screaming
Corinth → These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
Greek actors → First to use these was Thespis and later Sophecles. Only men.
dramatic irony → Sophocles built Oedipus on this, it is when the audience knows something that the character doesn't.