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Greek Plays

STUDY
PLAY
prolouge
monolouge or dialouge that precedes chorus
paradose
the entrance ode of the chorus
episode
3-5 episodes in which one to three characters interact with chorus
stasimon
a choral ode in which the chorus reacts to episodes
exode
exit song of chorus
Unity of time
within 24 hour action
Unity of Place
within one location action
Unity of Action
all events are important to resolving conflict - one conflict
Playwright of Antigones
Sophocles
Year of birth and death Sophocles
497 BC born and died 407 BC
Ismene
Antigone's sister
Eteocles and Polynices
Antigone and Ismene's brothers
Oedipus and Jocasta
Antigone's parents
Laios
Oedipus' father
Jocasta
Oedipus' mother
Conflict:
Antigone will die of starvation in a cave because she tried to bury Polynices who no longer will marry his son
Creon
King who declares Antigone the traitor but in the en is who learns the lesson
Haemon
Antigone's betrothed who kills himself after she hangs herself
Theatres:
held 12,000 to 14,000 people and built in hillsides