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5 Matching questions

  1. pathos
  2. exodos
  3. Thespis
  4. Sophocles
  5. choregos
  1. a famous Greek author, most known for books in the "Oedipus Trilogy"; considered "the height" of Greek tragedy; his plays have lots of irony, and major themes of his plays include arrogance and the "wisdom of accepting fate"; made the actors the main part of his plays; even though he wrote 123 plays, only seven are still around today
  2. b the quality of a play to evoke pity and fear in an an audience
  3. c this was the final scene of the play (before the epilogue) that was used to provide words of wisdom related to what happened in the play and what the outcome was
  4. d known as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe
  5. e wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays; one of the public services required of the the wealthy; no control over which writer's play they would finance

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. this word, also known as "recognition," is the change from ignorance to awareness in the tragic hero; he/she usually recognizes some horrible event/secret and then achieves a revelation about something like human fate, destiny, and/or the will of the gods
  2. this, also known as a "tragic flaw," is the tragic hero's flaw or mistake that results in his downfall (it's usually hubris)
  3. pursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  4. this word, also known as "reversal," is the reversal of a situation (i.e. from good to bad or bad to good)
  5. this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters giving necessary background information about the play

5 True/False questions

  1. apotheosisthe purging of negative emotion in an audience by raising emotions

          

  2. Great Dionysia Festivala spring festival in which the main attraction was theater; it included the "exultation of the soul" and "dancing and screaming"

          

  3. Thebesknown as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe

          

  4. masksthese were the most essential part of a Greek actor's costume and they were simple, yet personalized to each character

          

  5. tragic hero cyclearete, hubris, ate, and sometimes apotheosis

          

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