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36 terms

Theater Quiz

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ethics
the general nature of morals and of the specific moral choices to be made by the individual in relationship with others
aesthetics
the study of the nature of beauty and of art
Socrates
father of ethics
Socrates
called on Athenians to examine their own lives and to think seriously about the real meaning of life
Socrates
who said "the unexamined life is not worth living"
psyche
this was at the center of Socrates' thinking; it is immortal and much more important than the body
impiety and corrupting youth
Socrates was arrested for...
Plato
fell under the influence of Socrates
The Republic
Plato's masterwork about an ideal political state
techne
the skill of knowing and making; for Plato, art derived primarily from the skill of this
Plato
believed that art must be judged by the statesman
Aristotle
student at Plato's academy
Alexander the Great
who Plato tutored
Lyceum
school Aristotle set up
Aristotle
first scientist
Aristotle
founder of formal logic
Poetics
Aristotle's major aesthetic work
classicism
symmetry, harmony, and definition are all elements of...
classicism
an artistic style and cultural perspective based on principles associated with the art and thought of Ancient Greece and Rome
Hellenism
"anti-classical"; moves away from classical principles and toward reflections of emotion and naturalistic depiction
plot, character, thought, diction, music, and spectacle
6 elements of tragedy
tragedy
asserts the dignity of humanity, as well as the existence of larger moral forces; constitutes a positive experience, which evokes a purging of fear and pity in the audience
Aeschylus
wrote Agamemnon
Aeschylus
first Greek tragedian
Sophocles
wrote Oedipus the King
Aristophanes
wrote Lysistrata
Theatre of Dionysus
earliest theater still in existence
monophonic
Greek music was...
classical, anti-classical
dance reflected both _____ and _____ styles
emotional frenzy
dance was characterized by...
Plautus
copied Greek originals, changing the location to Rome and inserting details of Roman domestic life
Plautus
his plays appeal directly to the emotions, not the intellect
Terence
not popular in his time because he was more intellectual
blood sport
when Romans would watch animals fights and executions for entertainment
virtus
gladiators displayed this when they died fighting; "honor above life"
pantomime
serious and interpretive dance form popular in ancient Rome