Theater: Greek Theater Anatomy and Roman Theater Playwrights and Philosophers

11 terms by 15katys 

Ready to study?
Start with Flashcards

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

parados

where chorus appears

altar

reminder that theater was used for religious purposes

skene

scene building/dressing rooms/ where props are stored

orchestra

playing area for actors, dancing area

deus ex machina

anything that unravels plot/ god will swoop in and save the day

catharsis

when audience feels empathy for actor identify with emotional pain, was the audience moved?

audience

viewing area, hubrus hamanshra(the person has to do it themselves)
all violence appears OFFstage

plautus

comic, followed aristophanes, domestic, over the top, loss of status in the play, musical comedy, physically big
oedipus rex- basis for 6 elements of drama
shakespeare steals from him

terrance

comic, complex character intricate use of language subtly of expression, stole people's work and improved it; slave first known black playwright, double plot, domestic, character, witty, avoided stereotype, DID NOT STOOP LOW ENOUGH FOR ROMANS.
shakespeare steals from him

seneca

tragedy, stole from greeks, own revision of oedipus, so violent it was never staged, moral evil on society, graphic violence, wrote to readers, made things shallow, he was ordered to take his own life, was the king of classical writing, did not heal society, 5 act structure, mixes comedy and tragedy
shakespeare steals from him

horace

values eye ore than ear, tragedy-royal; comedy- commoners, drama was to teach, violence happened off scene, 3 person playwright, following death no one defined theater until 800-1,000 years later

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set