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5 Matching questions

  1. Thespis
  2. tragic hero
  3. Dionysus
  4. antistrophe
  5. prologue
  1. a 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
  2. b this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters giving necessary background information about the play
  3. c this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall
  4. d this was the second movement of the chorus in an ode (it was a response to the strophe)
  5. e the god of human and agricultural fertility who was deemed the patron of song, poetry, and drama; Greek drama began as a religious observance of him; the "Cult of this person" practiced rituals/celebrations for him

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. located northwest of Athens; largest city in the region; named for its mythical founder Cadmus; this is where most of the Oedipus trilogy takes place
  2. this was the first movement of the chorus in an ode
  3. this was the "dancing space"; it was the performing area (circular shaped) and it was surrounded by the theater and in front of the skene; there was an altar to Dionysus at the center
  4. arete, hubris, ate, and sometimes apotheosis
  5. this was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play

5 True/False questions

  1. skenepursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)

          

  2. chorusthis consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"

          

  3. Greek actorsthe first person to use these (who were only male) was Thespis, and then Aeschylus and Sophocles used these as well; men who hadn't hit puberty would be the women in the plays

          

  4. catharsisknown 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. choregoswealthy 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

          

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