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Greek Tragedy/Theater

STUDY
PLAY
Stasimon
the choral lines following each episode (no action)
Episode
a dramatic scene involving actors (contains action and dialogue)
Anagnorisis
the point in the plot especially of a tragedy at which the protagonist recognizes his or her or some other character's true identity or discovers the true nature of his or her own situation
Catharsis
the purging of pity and fear in the audience
Deus ex machina
the employment of some unexpected and improbable incident in a play in order to make things right (the sudden appearance of a god or goddess to help a mortal out of an impossible situation)
Peripeteia
a sudden or unexpected reversal of circumstances or situation especially in a literary work
Stichomythia
dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered by two actors in alternating lines
Pathos
an element in experience or art evoking pity or compassion (an emotion of sympathetic pity)
Tragedy
a type of drama that depicts the downfall of a noble person of high rank
Tragic Hero
a character, usually of high birth and neither totally good nor totally evil, whose downfall is brought about by some character flaw or error in judgement
Hamartia
tragic flaw
Hubris
overreaching pride; arrogance (often causing the hero to transgress against the gods)