5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Tragic Flaw (Hamartia)
- Strophe and Antistrophe
- a Ode of entry, first scene, chorus performs
- b Patron of song, poetry, and drama. God of fertility. Cults dedicated to him performed activities such as going on hysterical rampages, ritual sacrifice, having orgies, and getting drunk. Greek Drama began as a religious observance in honor of him.
- c The reason a tragic hero falls, it is some weakness of character, some moral blindness, or some error.
- d The two parts of a choral ode in classical greek drama, sung while movement is executed, chorus sings while moving east to west deciding on two sides of an issue.
- e By raising the emotions of the audience, tragedy purges the audience of negative emotions. This is what the resulting "purification" is known as.
5 Multiple choice questions
- "tent" backdrop for orchestra, scenery, raised 2-3 steps above orchestra, a room for hiding props and changing. 1-3 doors/exits
- "dancing space," performance area, alter for Dionysus.
- ruin, delusion. The reckless behavior that causes the hero's death or downfall
- Spoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction
- The change in fortune that the tragic hero experiences from the beginning of the play to the end. OR when a situation seems to be developing in one direction then suddenly "reverses" into another.
5 True/False questions
Recognition (Anagnoresis) → A religious feast in the spring, main attraction was theater, included exultation of the soul, dancing and screaming
Thebes → The town Oedipus was king of, the town he was actually born in. Northwest of Athens, largest city of the region
Tragic Hero → A fundamentally decent guy who undergoes a change of fortune due to one flaw
Corinth → Where Oedipus grew up, where he thought he was born. It is about 50 miles west of Athens.
Exodos → Final scene of play before he epilogue