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a dozen or so men who chanted lines and danced.
a stage building that served as dressing rooms.
deus ex machina
a mechanical device used to lower "gods" into the mortals below on stage
cothurni or buskins
the opening speech or dialogue of a Classical Greek play
the chorus makes its first entrance and gives its perspective on what the audience has learned in the prologue
several of these follow in which characters engage in dialogue that frequently consists of heated debates dramatizing the play's conflicts. (like scenes)
the chorus responds to and interprets the preceding dialogue
last scene when the resolution occurs and the characters leave the stage.
a tragic flaw that brings about the protagonist's fall.
excess of pride, ambition, passion, or some other character trait that leads directly to disaster.
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
purgation of the emotions of "pity and fear."
a reversal or the point when the hero's fortunes turn in an unexpected direction.
or recognition when a messenger reveals previous unknown information and it adversely affects the tragic hero.
dramatic irony or tragic irony
when the meaning of a character's words or actions is understood by the audience but not by the character.
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