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Golden Age of Greek Drama
5th Century B.C.E.
Practices of Greek Drama
Anual celebration called "Great Dionysia"
parades, sacrifices, concerts, 3 days of drama
Everyone was @ dramas
God honored by theater festival
Dionysus, god of wine and fertility
raised platform where actors perform (stage
humorous and silly plays performed during the morning to lighten mood
wooden building which served as a backdrop, behind proskenion
trilogy and satyr play combined
bleachers of the theater that wrapped around the orchestra
the earliest known hypocrites (actors today called thespians)
altar at the center of the orchestra
three related tragedies submitted by a poet for the festival
"one who answers back"
large circular area at ground level in which the chorus performed
two huge entrances to the theater on opposite sides
a wild or ecstatic song of praise
singers (or chanters) of songs of of praise
administrator of Athens (like a mayor)
an open-air area/stadium used for entertainment and performances