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U1: Ancient Theatre--Old Greek Comedy, New Greek Comedy, New Greek Comedy and Greek Dramatic Theory

Old Greek Comedy, New Greek Comedy, New Greek Comedy and Greek Dramatic Theory
STUDY
PLAY
Old Greek Comedy
Very broad, satirical and sexual comedy
Characteristics of Old Greek Comedy
Focused on current events
Aristophanes
Only playwright during time, wrote during the Pelopponesian War
Lysistrata
Sex Strike
The Frogs
A playwrighting competition
The Clouds
Socrates school, teaches young men to disobey fathers
Death of Socrates
Put on trial for influencing young boys minds
New Greek Comedy
Focused on oligarchy-ruled by few
Reason for New Greek Comedy development
Didn't want to be made fun of
Characteristics of New Greek Comedy
Based off of family
Comedy of Humours
One of 4 body humours take over and make a comedy of it
Stock characters
Nagging wife, sweet young children, workaholic father
Menander
Greek writer of comedies, wrote "The Grinch"
"The Grouch"
Developed Comedy of Humours, only example of New Greek Comedy, only complete play
Plato's Republic
Plato's book which discusses his belief in the "Forms"
The "Forms"
Plato's theory of get rid of the artists because they lead you further from the "Forms"
Aristotle's Poetics
Aristotles belief that art has special qualities, it can bring us closer to the "Forms" and all plays have an Anagnorisis and a Perpetia.
Katharsis
To purge or to get rid of
Fear and Pity
To be afraid of something
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