5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Strophe and Antistrophe
- Great Dionysian Festival
- a The two parts of a choral ode in classical greek drama, sung while movement is executed, chorus sings while moving east to west deciding on two sides of an issue.
- b Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
- c Patron of song, poetry, and drama. God of fertility. Cults dedicated to him performed activities such as going on hysterical rampages, ritual sacrifice, having orgies, and getting drunk. Greek Drama began as a religious observance in honor of him.
- d Spoken by chorus, moral of the story/words of wisdom used for closure
- e A religious feast in the spring, main attraction was theater, included exultation of the soul, dancing and screaming
5 Multiple choice questions
- "tent" backdrop for orchestra, scenery, raised 2-3 steps above orchestra, a room for hiding props and changing. 1-3 doors/exits
- The reason a tragic hero falls, it is some weakness of character, some moral blindness, or some error.
- First to use these was Thespis and later Sophecles. Only men.
- Sophocles built Oedipus on this, it is when the audience knows something that the character doesn't.
- 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
Catharsis → By raising the emotions of the audience, tragedy purges the audience of negative emotions. This is what the resulting "purification" is known as.
Prologue → Spoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction
Thespis → "Inventor of tragedy" created actors and dialogue, invented masks and costumes. He was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader.
Parados → 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.
Apotheosis → 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.