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Plays held along the banks of the Nile, outdoors, during the day
Purpose was to instruct and entertain people about moral and
religious values- (there gods and goddesses)
Religious leaders were the playwrights ( someone who writes plays)
What were the purpose of the greek plays?
Purpose was to instruct and entertain people about religious values
What was the greek chorus?
. Play made use of a chorus - one or more actors who served as a
narrator to introduce scenes
Wandering troupes of actors, jugglers, musicians, and minstrels (Singers) were called troubadours. They wandered around spreading
news and plays from town to town.
The purpose of medieval plays
to instruct and entertain the
people about the Bible and to spread the news
Four firsts in the Medieval Theater
a. Common man was the main character
b. Common man wrote the plays
c. Plays were held indoors
d. Plays spread the news
Four Firsts during the Elizabethan period
a. Sound effects, trap doors, balconies
b. Elaborate costumes -donated by Queen Elizabeth
1) doublets for men
2) gowns for women
c. Prizes were given for the best plays & playwrights
d. Theater was a money-making business
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