Create an account
What is Aeschylus known for?
HIs bald head, adding a second actor, and creation of trilogies in which each episode related to the same theme.
What is a skene?
wooden building with three doors through which actors made their entrances and exits
What is Euripedes known for?
Reduced participation of chorus, including ordinary people as characters in plays, realities of war, criticizing of religion, exuberance, tough decisions, and the sudden appearance of a god.
What is sophocles know for?
Adding a third actor, fixing number of chorus to fifteen, introducing painted scenery, making each play of a trilogy seperate in nature, and making stories about human-human relationship rather than human-god relationships.
What is Thespis know for?
Creating the first actor/protagonist and dialogue. Also invented theatrical masks
What was the Proscenium?
level area in front of the skene on
which most of the plays action took place
What was the Thymele?
altar to Dionysus on which sacrifices were made, and which was sometimes used as a stage prop
What were limitations of greek theater?
no violence on stage, no lighting, always outdoors, no curtains, no intermissions, off scene info relayed by messenger, continuous presence of chorus on sage, simple plots, action took place in a single day, and one scene plays.
What were the functions of the chorus?
sets overall mood and expresses theme, Adds beauty (theatrical effectiveness) through song and dance, Gives background information, Divides action - breaks play into scenes, Usually fifteen members, Adds color, movement, spectacle, Offers reflections on events
What were the six parts of a Greek Tragedy?
Prologue, Parados, 1st-4th episodes, choral odes, and exodos
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 and try again
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