5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Tragic Flaw (Hamartia)
- Great Dionysian Festival
- Greek Actor's Mask
- Tragic Hero
- a A fundamentally decent guy who undergoes a change of fortune due to one flaw
- b Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
- c A religious feast in the spring, main attraction was theater, included exultation of the soul, dancing and screaming
- d The reason a tragic hero falls, it is some weakness of character, some moral blindness, or some error.
- e Most important part of the actor's costume. They were simple and personalized to the character. They were also used as amplifyers
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
- A change for ignorance to awareness
- Pity. A plot with tragic reversal and anagnoresis best arouses pity and fear in the audience. This is the quality of evoking pity in the audience.
- A hero's pursuit of excellence
5 True/False questions
Greek actors → First to use these was Thespis and later Sophecles. Only men.
Oracle of Delphi → The most important shrine in Greece. It was thought of as the center of the universe. Apollo's spirit inhabited this, people came to ask the pythea about the future.
Reversal (Peripeteia) → 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.
Corinth → Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
Hubris → The town Oedipus was king of, the town he was actually born in. Northwest of Athens, largest city of the region