Greek Drama

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Carly1513
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Greek Drama
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2013-03-07 08:40:29
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English 1 Pre Ib Antigone and Greek Drama Test
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  1. City of Dionysia
    religious festival held in spring
  2. Dithyramb
    hymn sung in honor of the god
  3. Theatron
    seeing place where audience sat
  4. Orchestra
    circular dancing place where actors and Chorus performed
  5. Thymele
    altar to Dionysus in center or orchestra
  6. Skene
    building used as dressing room
  7. Proskenion
    facade of skene building which served as backdrop
  8. Parados
    entrance to the theater used by chorus
  9. 3 changed characters
    • protagonist
    • deuteragonist
    • tritagonist
  10. Function of Chorus
    • sets overall mood and expresses theme
    • adds beauty through song and dance
    • gives background information
    • decides action and offers reflection on events
    • questions, advises, expresses opinion usually through leader
  11. Unities
    • Action - simple plot
    • Time - single day
    • Place - one scene throughout
  12. Messenger
    • reports acts of violence not allowed to be seen
    • tells news happening away from scene

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