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Greek Theater Terms for G-Lo FINAL

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Ode
a song from the chorus
Paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Hubris
excessive pride or arrogance that results in the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy
Hamartia
tragic flaw; a weakness in character that leads the protagonist to his downfall.
Nemesis
an agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival
Anagnorisis
when the tragic hero recognizes his or her tragic fall
Cartharsis
a purgation of emotion on the part of the audience
Prologue
Spoken by one or two characters before the chorus appears. The prologue usually gives the mythological background necessary for understanding the events of the play
Parados
paths by which the chorus and some actors (such as those representing messengers or people returning from abroad) made their entrances and exits. The audience also used them to enter and exit the theater before and after the performance
Choragos
The leader of the Chorus, speaks on behalf of the Chorus
Stasimon
ancient Greek choral ode
Episode
a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
Exodos
final act of the play
Strophe
the part of an ancient Greek chorual ode sung by the chorus when moving from right to left
Antistrophe
the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama
Theatron
where the audience sits
Thymele
is an Alter placed in the center of the Orchestra for Dionysus
Skene
in ancient greek, a building behind the playing area that was originally a hut in which actors changes masks/costumes.
Proscenium
center of stage where action takes place
Deus ex machina
"An unrealistic or unexpected intervention to rescue the protagonists or resolve the conflict. The term means ""The god out of the machine"" and refers to stage machinery."
Archetype
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth and is thought to appeal in a universal way to the unconscious and to evoke a response
Stichomythia
quick alternating lines back and forth to make play move along quicker
Aphorism
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
Foil
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Dramatic Irony
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play