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18 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Drama
Tragedy
Comedy
Theater of Dionysus
A story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the st…
An event where a person struggles to overcome difficulties bu…
A story that ends happily.
The place where theaters were performed in Athens...located o…
Drama
A story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the st…
Tragedy
An event where a person struggles to overcome difficulties bu…
20 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Theatron
Orchestra
Parodos
Skene
"Seeing place" where the audience sat
Circular dancing space where actors and chorus performed
Path by which an actor enters or exits
Small building behind a stage used as a dressing room and bac…
Theatron
"Seeing place" where the audience sat
Orchestra
Circular dancing space where actors and chorus performed
17 terms
Ancient Greek Theater Terms
Simile
Metaphor
irony
symbol
A comparison made between two unlike things using the words l…
A direct comparison made between two different things.
an occurrence in literature where the opposite of what is exp…
an object that represents itself, but also deeper meaning bey…
Simile
A comparison made between two unlike things using the words l…
Metaphor
A direct comparison made between two different things.
39 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Plays in the Theater
What duty did the theater fulfill?
What god was honored with Greek theater?
What determined the city's welfare?
-Based on myths... -Contained allusions to mythology without exp…
Religious duty; reverence and patriotism, grandeur and specta…
Dionysus
The good will of the gods
Plays in the Theater
-Based on myths... -Contained allusions to mythology without exp…
What duty did the theater fulfill?
Religious duty; reverence and patriotism, grandeur and specta…
37 terms
Ancient Greek Drama and Theater Vocabulary
Aristotle
Sophocles
anagnorisis
antistrophe
Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander t…
respected and award winning Greek playwright; used three acto…
the recognition of truth in the tragic hero (recognizes his d…
the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in c…
Aristotle
Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander t…
Sophocles
respected and award winning Greek playwright; used three acto…
30 terms
Ancient Greek theater
Orchestra
Theatrin
Skene
Parados
Where the chorus sang (stage)
Most important part for Greek theater where Audience sat
Building behind the stage and changing area
Where audience exits and enters
Orchestra
Where the chorus sang (stage)
Theatrin
Most important part for Greek theater where Audience sat
45 terms
Ancient Greek Drama and Theater Vocabulary
Aeschylus
Aristotle
Sophocles
anagnorisis
writer of tragedies; wrote Oresteia; proposed the idea of hav…
Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander t…
respected and award winning Greek playwright; used three acto…
the recognition in the tragic hero of what his downfall allow…
Aeschylus
writer of tragedies; wrote Oresteia; proposed the idea of hav…
Aristotle
Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander t…
20 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Hubris
Greek Mythology
Greek Chorus
Dionysus
Excessive pride or arrogance that results in the downfall of…
Traditional stories about the origin and history of the Greek…
Company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unis…
God of wine
Hubris
Excessive pride or arrogance that results in the downfall of…
Greek Mythology
Traditional stories about the origin and history of the Greek…
26 terms
ancient greek theater
What century was this?
What types of plays were at the Festiv…
How many people attended the Festival…
What is Dionysus the god of?
5th Century BC
Tragedies
over 30,000
wine and fertility
What century was this?
5th Century BC
What types of plays were at the Festiv…
Tragedies
30 terms
Ancient Greek Theater Notes
Athens
wine (intoxication, madness)
Bacchus
Dithyramb
City in Greece where festivals were held
Dionysus is the god of _______
Dionysus was also called ____________ (roman name)
Ritualistic song and dance in worship of Dionysus
Athens
City in Greece where festivals were held
wine (intoxication, madness)
Dionysus is the god of _______
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Ancient Greek Theater Terms
Theatron
Orchestra
Thymele
Parados
The U shaped area
Area for dancing
Altar for sacrafices
Entrance passages
Theatron
The U shaped area
Orchestra
Area for dancing
28 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
tragedy
Thespis
festivals
chorus
most important type of theater
considered first Greek actor
What did Ancient Greek theater begin with?
Narrative is sung by who?
tragedy
most important type of theater
Thespis
considered first Greek actor
28 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
hillsides
skene
Orchestra
theatron
Theaters were usually built in hollowed out _________, ensuri…
Portion of stage where actors performed (1-3 doors in and out)
"dancing place" where chorus sang to the audience
seating for audience
hillsides
Theaters were usually built in hollowed out _________, ensuri…
skene
Portion of stage where actors performed (1-3 doors in and out)
41 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
When did theater evolve ?
a cult
paradoicis
Tragic Plot
from ancient greek in 1200 BC
is a group of people who worship a god
the entry for the chorus
unity of time, place, action peripeteia, anagnorisis, and pat…
When did theater evolve ?
from ancient greek in 1200 BC
a cult
is a group of people who worship a god
11 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
ARISTOTLE'S THEORY
THE RITUAL THEORY
THE GREAT MAN THEORY
THE STORYTELLING THEORY
Claim: "Tragedy was produced by the authors of the dithyrambs…
Greek drama evolved from religious rituals to the god, Dionys…
Tragedy and comedy arose from creative acts of humans.... Artist…
Storytellers would naturally tend to elaborate by impersonati…
ARISTOTLE'S THEORY
Claim: "Tragedy was produced by the authors of the dithyrambs…
THE RITUAL THEORY
Greek drama evolved from religious rituals to the god, Dionys…
14 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Oikos
Polis
1 day
City Dionysia
Anicent Greek word, means household or family and refers to d…
Ancient Greek word that means city-state and that refers to t…
Aristotle's unity of time limits the ideal Greek tragedy to a…
5th century BCE festival each spring that included play compe…
Oikos
Anicent Greek word, means household or family and refers to d…
Polis
Ancient Greek word that means city-state and that refers to t…
21 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
pericles
polis
special occasions... competitive... choral... r…
Aeschylus... Sophocles... Euripides
first citizen of athens
city state- governing unit
qualities of Greek drama
Greek tragedians
pericles
first citizen of athens
polis
city state- governing unit
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Ancient Greek Theater
Who was the first actor?
the set of stories the Greeks told to…
a group of singers
excessive pride
Thespis
mythology
chorus
hubris
Who was the first actor?
Thespis
the set of stories the Greeks told to…
mythology
30 terms
English Ancient Greek Theater
Tragedy
Catharsis
Trilogy
Prologue
a drama that gives the audience an experience of catharsis
the purpose of tragedy; a purification of purging of emotions
three separate dramas that work individually or collectively
the opening scene
Tragedy
a drama that gives the audience an experience of catharsis
Catharsis
the purpose of tragedy; a purification of purging of emotions
8 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Theatron
Proscenium
Skene
Thespius
-Seats... -Where we get the word theater
Front of scene decorated like a palace or temple
-Stage... -Dressing room storage
-Father of modern theater... -Introduced character and chorus in…
Theatron
-Seats... -Where we get the word theater
Proscenium
Front of scene decorated like a palace or temple
28 terms
Ancient Greek Theater Terminology
Orchestra
Theatron
Skene
Parados
Large circular or rectangular in the center part of the theat…
Where the audience sat to view the play --> also refers to th…
Another word for "scene-building" --> where actors would chan…
Entryways that you use to get into a theater, and a walking a…
Orchestra
Large circular or rectangular in the center part of the theat…
Theatron
Where the audience sat to view the play --> also refers to th…
36 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
600-200 B.C.
Cult of Dionysus
Dithyramb
Thespian
When theater was at its height in Greece
Practiced ritual celebrations included intoxication, orgies,…
Ode to Dionysus performed by chorus with fifty dressed as sat…
An actor, derives from Thespis
600-200 B.C.
When theater was at its height in Greece
Cult of Dionysus
Practiced ritual celebrations included intoxication, orgies,…
11 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
City Dionysia
Sophocles
Dionysus
Maenads
Athenian Religious festival held each spring honoring the god…
Greek playwright who won first prize at the city Dionysia 18…
Ancient Greek God of wine and fertility
Ecstatic raging women who accompanied Dionysus
City Dionysia
Athenian Religious festival held each spring honoring the god…
Sophocles
Greek playwright who won first prize at the city Dionysia 18…
12 terms
Ancient Greek theater
Athens in 400 BCE
City Dionysia
The Athenians saw theater as
Competition in playwright
democracy... philosophy architecture... mathematics and science... the…
Athens produced plays as part of this religious festival. The…
A community event, both ... religious and political.
The Greeks, including the Athenians, loved ... competition. Gree…
Athens in 400 BCE
democracy... philosophy architecture... mathematics and science... the…
City Dionysia
Athens produced plays as part of this religious festival. The…
8 terms
Ancient Greek theater
Tragedies
Comedies
Satyr
Cast
Were centered around themes of love, respresented through int…
Are representations of laughable people with ugliness or blun…
Plays were short interventions in between acts in a trade by…
Consisted of amateurs, not professionals
Tragedies
Were centered around themes of love, respresented through int…
Comedies
Are representations of laughable people with ugliness or blun…
11 terms
Ancient Greek theater
Religious festivals
Thespis
Aeschylus
Sophocles
• plays were originally religiouss* events and started as son…
•"Father of Drama"... •won prize for tragedy... •introduced 11* act…
• added 22* actor ... •wrote trilogies
•added 33* actor... •fixed chorus number to 15... •introduced pai…
Religious festivals
• plays were originally religiouss* events and started as son…
Thespis
•"Father of Drama"... •won prize for tragedy... •introduced 11* act…
8 terms
Ancient Greek Theater 2
Sophocles birth/death
Euripides birth/death
Sophocles victories
Euripides victories
496-406
480-407
468 (first victory/victory over Aeschylus), 438 (victory over…
455 (first production), 441 (victory at Dionysia)
Sophocles birth/death
496-406
Euripides birth/death
480-407
22 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
What did classical greek theater celeb…
Choruses
Thespis
Thespians
Dionysus, the god of wine
Troupes of dancers who would chant and sing
Gave himself individual lines
What are actors sometimes called
What did classical greek theater celeb…
Dionysus, the god of wine
Choruses
Troupes of dancers who would chant and sing
9 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Catharsis
Hamartia
Hubris
Aristotle's three unities
The emotional cleansing in tragedy, auctually brings a sense…
A tragic flaw or error in judgment.
Pride or overconfidence which leads man to overlook a divine…
time, place, and action
Catharsis
The emotional cleansing in tragedy, auctually brings a sense…
Hamartia
A tragic flaw or error in judgment.
18 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Aeschylus
Sophocles
Euripides
Aristophanes
Major Greek Playrights... ____________ (525-456 BC)... -major work:…
Major Greek Playrights... ____________... -Oedipus Rex... -Antigone…
Major Greek Playrights... ____________ ... -Major surviving work:…
Major Greek Playrights... ____________... -Major works of comedy:…
Aeschylus
Major Greek Playrights... ____________ (525-456 BC)... -major work:…
Sophocles
Major Greek Playrights... ____________... -Oedipus Rex... -Antigone…
15 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
dithyrambs
Thespis
Arion
orchestra
songs sung in praise to Dionysus
first Greek actor- originator pf tragedy
Turned dithyrambs into a chorus
dancing space
dithyrambs
songs sung in praise to Dionysus
Thespis
first Greek actor- originator pf tragedy
20 terms
Ancient Greek Theater Vocabulary
Tragic Hero
Catharsis
Strophe
Antistrophe
A privileged, exalted character of high repute, who experienc…
Purification of emotions, usually associated with pity and fe…
Choral ode sung by the chorus when moving from a part. This i…
The second division of the chorus ode in Greek theatre.... Answ…
Tragic Hero
A privileged, exalted character of high repute, who experienc…
Catharsis
Purification of emotions, usually associated with pity and fe…
30 terms
Ancient Greek theater
Orchestra
Theatrin
Skene
Parados
Where the chorus sang (stage)
Most important part for Greek theater where Audience sat
Building behind the stage and changing area
Where audience exits and enters
Orchestra
Where the chorus sang (stage)
Theatrin
Most important part for Greek theater where Audience sat
13 terms
ancient greek theater
Orchestra
theatron
skene
parodos
a flat circular area between the audience and the actors, nor…
the theatron (viewing place) is where the audiece sat. typica…
building directly behind the stage, side of the skene usually…
pathways by which the chorus and some actors made their entra…
Orchestra
a flat circular area between the audience and the actors, nor…
theatron
the theatron (viewing place) is where the audiece sat. typica…
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Ancient Greek Theater Vocab
dithyrambs
Dionysus
Aristophanes
Thespis
the songs sung to honor Dionysus
god of the grape harvest, wine, and fertility; honored throug…
famous comedic playwright; writing in era of "Old Comedy"
created the role of protagonist; the very first actor
dithyrambs
the songs sung to honor Dionysus
Dionysus
god of the grape harvest, wine, and fertility; honored throug…
21 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
prologue
parodos
odes
paean
exposition
opening song
divided scenes
speech
prologue
exposition
parodos
opening song
34 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
600-200 BC
Cult of Dionysus
Dithyramb
Thespian
Time frame for ancient greek theatre culture
Ritual celebration
Ode to Dionysus by chorus
Actor deriving from Thebes
600-200 BC
Time frame for ancient greek theatre culture
Cult of Dionysus
Ritual celebration
18 terms
Antigone/ Ancient Greek Theater
Song/melody
Spectacle
Catharsis
Inflection
Choral interlude, connected to main action
Special effects, elaborate costumes, fancy scenery(least impo…
Cleansing feeling audience feels after viewing tragedy, emoti…
Vocal emphasis on certain words that change the underlying me…
Song/melody
Choral interlude, connected to main action
Spectacle
Special effects, elaborate costumes, fancy scenery(least impo…
36 terms
Ancient Greek Theater Notes
Syntax
Subtext
Characterization
Man vs. Man
The arrangement of words and their relationship
underlying meaning that relies on diction/syntax
mental, physical, and emotional relationships
one character is pitted against another
Syntax
The arrangement of words and their relationship
Subtext
underlying meaning that relies on diction/syntax
31 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Dithyrmb
City Dionysia
Theatron
Orchestra
song and dance in which the performers are dressed in costume…
5 day competition honoring Dionysus that occurs in the spring…
"the seeing place"; Greek theater space outside in the round…
"dancing place"; chorus members performed here
Dithyrmb
song and dance in which the performers are dressed in costume…
City Dionysia
5 day competition honoring Dionysus that occurs in the spring…
20 terms
Ancient Greek Theater Vocabulary
Tragic Hero
Catharsis
Strophe
Antistrophe
A privileged, exalted character of high repute, who experienc…
Purification of emotions, usually associated with pity and fe…
Choral ode sung by the chorus when moving from a part. This i…
The second division of the chorus ode in Greek theatre.... Answ…
Tragic Hero
A privileged, exalted character of high repute, who experienc…
Catharsis
Purification of emotions, usually associated with pity and fe…
14 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Orchestra
Stage
Parodos
Altar
The circular space used by the chorus in front of the proscen…
The place where they act
side-entrance, or to the first song sung by the chorus after…
In the middle of the orchestra
Orchestra
The circular space used by the chorus in front of the proscen…
Stage
The place where they act
16 terms
english - ancient greek theater
golden age
dionyseia
dionysus
tragodia
era theater began in in greece
festival held every spring that celebrates rebirth
god of wine and fertility, symbol was goat
"goat song", led to tragedy
golden age
era theater began in in greece
dionyseia
festival held every spring that celebrates rebirth
22 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Dionysia
Chorus
Dithyrambs
Orchestra
Annual festivals dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine.
A group of singers who sing at a Dionysus, and chant Dithyrambs
Hymns chanted by the Chorus at a Dionysia.
a performing area at the Greek amphitheatre
Dionysia
Annual festivals dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine.
Chorus
A group of singers who sing at a Dionysus, and chant Dithyrambs
15 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
The curtain opens as the play begins
The audience is accustomed to seeing a…
The play is open to everyone who buys…
The style of acting is usually natural
Outdoors
Same
The play was required by everyone
they were way more dramatic
The curtain opens as the play begins
Outdoors
The audience is accustomed to seeing a…
Same
Ancient Greek Theater
God of harvest, wine, fertility, theater
Notable playwrights
How many people did the Ancient Greek…
Background building that connected to…
Dionysian
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
45,000
Skene
God of harvest, wine, fertility, theater
Dionysian
Notable playwrights
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
19 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Where did theater originate?
How did theater originate?
Dionysus
What were plays like in Greek theater?
Athens, Greece
Honoring their gods at festivals.
God of partying and wine
Theaters were large, open-air structures constructed on slope…
Where did theater originate?
Athens, Greece
How did theater originate?
Honoring their gods at festivals.
9 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
Athens
Theater was viewed as ---and ---
When were these plays produced?
City Dionysia
Democracy... Philosophy ... Architecture... Mathematics and science... Th…
Religious and political
During the City Dionysia
Religious festival honoring Dionysus
Athens
Democracy... Philosophy ... Architecture... Mathematics and science... Th…
Theater was viewed as ---and ---
Religious and political
73 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
When did Greek theater start?
Who was the author of Antigone?
What were the two famous works of Soph…
What was the point of Greek theater?
In the 7th century- 625 B.C.
Sophocles
Oedipus The King and Antigone
They were all meant to honor the god Dionysus, and they were…
When did Greek theater start?
In the 7th century- 625 B.C.
Who was the author of Antigone?
Sophocles
8 terms
Ancient Greek Theater
What is the Theatron?
What is the Orchestra?
What is the Skene?
What were some issues with the Theatron?
"The watching place." Its the area people sat in.
"The dancing place." Where the actors performed.
"Scene" or "Backdrop" that was behind the orchestra and could…
•Daylight... •Class issues ... •Women ... •Comfort... •Sound Effects
What is the Theatron?
"The watching place." Its the area people sat in.
What is the Orchestra?
"The dancing place." Where the actors performed.
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