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English Fish Greek Theatre Review

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Oedipus' wife/mother's name is?
Jocasta
Oedipus' four children are?
Antigone, Ismene, Eteocles, and Polyneices
Who wrote Oedipus Rex?
Sophocles
How many plays are still available by this author?
seven
This author wrote how many plays during his lifetime?
123
Approximately how hold was this author when he died?
90
What do we call a hero in a dramatic tragedy who has all the tickets for success, but one problem?
tragic hero
What term do we use to refer to a tragic hero's one problem?
fatal flaw
What is one of the main purposes, according to the Greeks, of viewing a dramatic tragedy?
catharsis
What is catharsis?
cleansing or purging
What physical sign does Oedipus have of his early days as a baby?
scars on his ankles
Who is the blind prophet that Oedipus disbelieves?
Tiresias
Who is Jocasta's brother who jointly rules with Oedipus?
Creon
What is 'hubris'?
having too much pride
Who was the first Greek playwright to bring new possibilities to the festival by adding a separate actor from the chorus?
Thespus
Who added a second actor to the stage?
Aeschylus
Who added a third actor to the stage?
Sophocles
What are the three unities?
one day, one plot, one setting
The action of the play reflects how much time?
24 hours
How many subplots were allowed?
none
What kinds of roles were allowed to women?
none
What types of props were used?
wool, linen, wood, or plastic
The fifth century BC is know as?
Golden Age
What god were the Greeks worshipping in a festival that grew into Greek drama?
Dionysus/Bacchus
List three good characteristics of Oedipus
brave, loyal, and strong
What is Oedipus' fatal flaw?
trying to avoid his fate
How did Greek plays deal with violence?
offstage; reported
Who is oedipus' father?
Laius
How does the chorus help the reader/audience in Greek drama?
explains the story and tells the audience what's coming
What happens to Jocasta?
hanged herself
What does Oedipus do when he learns the horrible truth?
stabs his eyes out
What fate does he have at the end of the play?
sent to colonous to wander the desert
Where is this story set?
Palace of Thebes