World Theatre

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Dithyramb

A hymn song or chanted before religious rituals in honor of Dionysus

Dionysus

The god of wine, rebirth, and fertility

Peripety

The change from one state of things at the beginning of the play to the exact opposite state by the end of the play

Discovery

The change from ignorance to knowledge

Archon

Person in charge, had to get permission from

Choregoi

Leader of the chorus

Chiton

Oversized robe

Orchestra

The dancing place; circular

Thymele

Altar; in center of orchestra; removable

Skene

Scene building

Scene Painting/Pinaks

Forerunners of modern day "flats"

Periaktoi

Prism (three-sided) shaped scenery

Ekkyklema

A device for revealing a tableaux; platform that could be rolled out through the central doorway of the skene

Mechane

Crane used to show characters in flight or suspended above the Earth

Deus ex Machina

Gods fly in to resolve the plot via the crane

Theatron

The "seeing place"

Proskenion

In front of; a facade on the lower level

Episkenion

A facade on the second story at the rear of the stage

Cothornoi

Big platform shoes

Menader

Greatest of all new comedy makers

Seneca

Rant

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