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U1: Ancient Theatre--Egyptian Theatre & Greek Theatre

STUDY
PLAY
Osiris/Isis/Seth/Horus
Story of Osiris who is brother to Seth and sister to Isis. Osiris marries Isis and they have a son together named Horus and Horus kills Seth
Abydos Passion Play
The plot-line of Osiris/Isis/Seth/Horus
Two Wars that Bookend the Golden Age of Greek Literature
Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War (Athens vs. Sparta)
Golden Age of Greek Theatre (5th Century BCE)
Significant cultural movement that sprung a festival Dionysia, that honored the god Dionysius
Dionysius-"Twice Born"
God of Wine, Loss of Identity and Acting. Also "God of Partying"
Dionysius-Dionysiac
Orgiastic and dramatic festivals held periodically in honor of Dionysius which Greek comedy and tragedy developed
Apollo-Appollonian
God of Order, relating to the static qualities that encompass form, reason, harmony, sobriety, etc.
Oracle at Delphi-(Gnothi Seauton and Meden Agan)
Two Pillars. Know thyself (know your place), everything in moderation (Healthy balance).
Thespis
First actor; stepped out and sang solo lines
Dithyramb
Choral Performance
City Dionysia
March/April Festival
Archon
City official who selects playwrights
Choregos
Wealthy citizen who funds the play
Didaskolos
The playwright-actually writing the play. Didaskolos literally means to teach.