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Greek Drama

STUDY
PLAY
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
Proskenion
raised platform where actors perform (stage
Satyr Play
humorous and silly plays performed during the morning to lighten mood
Skene
wooden building which served as a backdrop, behind proskenion
Tetralogy
trilogy and satyr play combined
Theatron
bleachers of the theater that wrapped around the orchestra
Thespis
the earliest known hypocrites (actors today called thespians)
Thymele
altar at the center of the orchestra
Trilogy
three related tragedies submitted by a poet for the festival
hypocrites
"one who answers back"
an actor
Orchestra
large circular area at ground level in which the chorus performed
Paradoi
two huge entrances to the theater on opposite sides
Prologue
opening scene
Dithyramb
a wild or ecstatic song of praise
Chorus
singers (or chanters) of songs of of praise
Archon
administrator of Athens (like a mayor)
Amphitheater
an open-air area/stadium used for entertainment and performances