theatre history test 1

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  1. reenactment of the death and resurrection of Osiris
    passion play
  2. won first contest for tragedy in Athens
    first to have an actor speak lines as individual
    Thespis
  3. Poetics- described the characteristics of the classic tragic hero
    Aristotle
  4. only complete trilogy of Greek tragedy
    agamemnon, the libation bearers, the eumenides
    Orestia
  5. only complete satyr play
    cyclops
  6. earliest examples of greek tragedy
    feature superhuman characters and spectacle
    Escolus
  7. most skillful dramatist of Greek tragic playwrights
    Oedipus the King
    Sophocles
  8. introduced subjects that were unsuitablefor stage, questioned traditional values.
    more popular after death
    Euripides
  9. lysistrata
    only surviving Greek old Comedy
    satirical commentary on contemporary society, politics, literature and war
    Aristophanes
  10. Greek work meaning tent
    changing room for actors
    became scenic background
    skinie
  11. derived from greek work meaning seeing place
    theatre
  12. greek "dancing place"
    flat area for chorus
    orchestra
  13. lowering actor from above to represent a god
    Deus es Machine
  14. protagonists tragic flaw that brings downfall
    by aristotle
    hamarta
  15. menander
    only example of reek new comedy
    grouch
  16. sophocles
    finest example of tragedy
    oedipus the king
  17. wealthy citizen of athens
    provides money for tragic poet contest
    Coregos
  18. rolling platform to bring wounded actors on stae
    eklykma
  19. three scene panels used by greeks
    perioctoni
  20. minor theatrical form
    silent solo interpretive dance
    pantomime
  21. the menaechmi
    situation comedies
    Plautus
  22. hellenistic organization
    first guild for professional theatre performers
    artists of dionysus
  23. wrote first regular drama to be performed in rome
    Livius Andronicus
  24. only surviving example of fabula praetexta
    about death of emperor neros wife
    octavia
  25. a tragedy dealing with roman themes
    fabula preatexta
  26. "republican virtue"
    seriousness or sober conduct
    gravitas
  27. latin word referring to ancient roman festivals to
    ludi
  28. came to rome from north africa as a slave
    Terence
  29. philosopher and advisor to emperor nero
    Medea
    Seneca
  30. included first contest for for tragic poets in Greece
    city dionysia
  31. to compete in tragic play contest playwrights had to submit..
    three tragedies and a saytr play
  32. 4 functions of the chorus on greek tragedy
    • ideal spectator
    • agent in the play
    • establish rhythm
    • provide spectacle
  33. a sense of purging or cleansing of the emotions
    catharsis
  34. minor theatrical form
    first where women performed
    responsible for christian churches animosity toward hteatre
    mime
  35. theory suggests theaatre evolved out of primitive myth and ritual
    theory of ritual origin
  36. excessive or overweening pride
    hubris
  37. minor theatrical form
    short farcial improvised dialogue
    atellan farce
  38. oldest roman festival
    ludi romani

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