The Theater of Ancient Greece
0 %
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Dionysus
•God of wine, winemaking,
and the grape harvest
•God of ecstasy and
madness
•Enjoys worship and
celebration, fest...
The Stage
Conventions of Greek Theater
3 actors, chorus (no women)
Highly stylized
Large, elaborate masks
Large, flowing robes
...
Greek Plays only used 3 actors, regardless
of the number of characters.
They distinguished between characters using
masks.
Greek Chorus: the group of actors
who represented the general
public, and commented on the
action of the play through poet...
Choragos (choragus): the leader of the Chorus
oA serious play in which the chief character – tragic
hero – passes through a series of misfortunes
leading to a final, de...
Hamartia = tragic flaw.
The flaw that makes the character seem more
human is also the flaw that contributes to his or her
...
Antigone by Sophocles
oWritten ≈ 442 B.C.E.
oThird (chronologically) in The Theban Plays:
oOedipus the King
oOedipus at Co...
R 3.6 greek theater
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

R 3.6 greek theater

560

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
560
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

R 3.6 greek theater

  1. 1. The Theater of Ancient Greece 0 % Tuesday, November 16, 2010
  2. 2. Dionysus •God of wine, winemaking, and the grape harvest •God of ecstasy and madness •Enjoys worship and celebration, festivals and theater •During the Festival of Dionysus, three playwrights compete for glory on stage
  3. 3. The Stage
  4. 4. Conventions of Greek Theater 3 actors, chorus (no women) Highly stylized Large, elaborate masks Large, flowing robes Song and dance (usually chorus) Action confined to 24 hours Non-naturalistic passage of time No violence/blood on stage
  5. 5. Greek Plays only used 3 actors, regardless of the number of characters. They distinguished between characters using masks.
  6. 6. Greek Chorus: the group of actors who represented the general public, and commented on the action of the play through poetry and song.
  7. 7. Choragos (choragus): the leader of the Chorus
  8. 8. oA serious play in which the chief character – tragic hero – passes through a series of misfortunes leading to a final, devastating catastrophe oDownfall usually occurs as a result of fate, gods, and a tragic flaw Tragedy
  9. 9. Hamartia = tragic flaw. The flaw that makes the character seem more human is also the flaw that contributes to his or her downfall Anagnorisis = a realization or transformation that saves the tragic hero from death. •A change from ignorance to awareness, usually about the characteres’ fate, destiny, gods’ will, etc.
  10. 10. Antigone by Sophocles oWritten ≈ 442 B.C.E. oThird (chronologically) in The Theban Plays: oOedipus the King oOedipus at Colonus oAntigone oAnti = “against,” gone = “birth” (daughter of incest) oAlso translated as “unbending” oTakes place in Thebes, Greece oChorus represents Theban elders

×