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21 terms

World Theatre

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Dithyramb
A hymn song or chanted before religious rituals in honor of Dionysus
Dionysus
The god of wine, rebirth, and fertility
Peripety
The change from one state of things at the beginning of the play to the exact opposite state by the end of the play
Discovery
The change from ignorance to knowledge
Archon
Person in charge, had to get permission from
Choregoi
Leader of the chorus
Chiton
Oversized robe
Orchestra
The dancing place; circular
Thymele
Altar; in center of orchestra; removable
Skene
Scene building
Scene Painting/Pinaks
Forerunners of modern day "flats"
Periaktoi
Prism (three-sided) shaped scenery
Ekkyklema
A device for revealing a tableaux; platform that could be rolled out through the central doorway of the skene
Mechane
Crane used to show characters in flight or suspended above the Earth
Deus ex Machina
Gods fly in to resolve the plot via the crane
Theatron
The "seeing place"
Proskenion
In front of; a facade on the lower level
Episkenion
A facade on the second story at the rear of the stage
Cothornoi
Big platform shoes
Menader
Greatest of all new comedy makers
Seneca
Rant