the critical moment of recognition or discovery, especially preceding peripeteia.
: the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.
: the group of actors that performed the chorus and served as major participants in, commentators on, or as a supplement to the main action of the drama.
Deus ex Machina
a god introduced into a play to resolve the entanglements of the plot.
irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
inherent defect or shortcoming in the hero of a tragedy, who is in other respects a superior being favored by fortune
the circular space in front of the stage, allotted to the chorus.
a sudden turn of events or an unexpected reversal, especially in a literary work.
a structure facing the audience and forming the background before which performances were given
excessive pride or arrogance that results in the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy