Danny CHO
The theater of ancient
Greece, or Greek drama, is a
theatrical culture that
flourished in ancient Greece
between c. 550 an...
the word “Tragoidia”, from
which the English word
“tragedy” is derived, is a
portmanteau of two Greek
words “Tragos” or “g...
After the Great Destruction of
Athens by the Persian Empire in
480 BCE, the town and acropolis
were rebuilt, and theatre b...
The power of Athens declined
following its defeat in the
Peloponnesian War against
the Spartans. From that time
on, the th...
In a large open-air theatre,
like the Theatre of Dionysus in
Athens, the classical masks
were able to bring the
characters...
The actors in these
plays that had tragic
roles wore boots called
cothurnuses that
elevated them above the
other actors. T...
Ancient Greek Theater[Danny Cho]
Ancient Greek Theater[Danny Cho]
Ancient Greek Theater[Danny Cho]
Ancient Greek Theater[Danny Cho]
Ancient Greek Theater[Danny Cho]
Ancient Greek Theater[Danny Cho]
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Ancient Greek Theater[Danny Cho]

  1. 1. Danny CHO
  2. 2. The theater of ancient Greece, or Greek drama, is a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient Greece between c. 550 and c. 220 BCE. The city-state of Athens, which became a significant cultural, political and military power during this
  3. 3. the word “Tragoidia”, from which the English word “tragedy” is derived, is a portmanteau of two Greek words “Tragos” or “goat” and “ode” meaning “song”, from “aeideion”, “to sing”. this etymology indicates a link with the practices of the
  4. 4. After the Great Destruction of Athens by the Persian Empire in 480 BCE, the town and acropolis were rebuilt, and theatre became formalized and an even more major part of Athenian culture and civic pride. This century is normally regarded as the Golden Age of Greek drama. The centre- piece of the annual Dionysia, which
  5. 5. The power of Athens declined following its defeat in the Peloponnesian War against the Spartans. From that time on, the theatre started performing old tragedies again. Although its theatrical traditions seem to have lost their vitality, Greek theatre continued into
  6. 6. In a large open-air theatre, like the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, the classical masks were able to bring the characters' face closer to the audience, especially since they had intensely over- exaggerated facial features and expressions.[14] They enabled an actor to appear and reappear in several different roles, thus preventing the
  7. 7. The actors in these plays that had tragic roles wore boots called cothurnuses that elevated them above the other actors. The actors with comedic roles only wore a thin soled shoe
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