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  1. 1. How to create a greek tragedy<br />By: Devin Florendo <br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>In Greek tragedies the main character struggles against fate, or events.
  3. 3. A combination of outside force sometimes overpowers the main character.
  4. 4. Heroes might have been punished for the sin of pride.
  5. 5. Tragedies are thought to have been invented in Athens in 530 B.C.E., by a man named Thespis. </li></ul>Background:<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>A tragedy
  7. 7. Script
  8. 8. Actors(male only*)
  9. 9. Costumes
  10. 10. Masks
  11. 11. Props
  12. 12. Chorus
  13. 13. Orchestra
  14. 14. Stage </li></ul>Materials:<br />
  15. 15. Create a story that you want to perform. <br />Main character needs to struggle! <br />Have an outside force that tries to harm the hero. <br />Have ALL materials that were listed. <br /><ul><li>REMINDER: </li></ul>Create the tragedy all on your own <br />DO NOT use someone else’s story. <br />Step One: Create a Tragedy <br />
  16. 16. <ul><li>Tip: Write down all of your ideas, so you won’t forget them.
  17. 17. Create meaningful and interesting dialogue.
  18. 18. Have climax in story.
  19. 19. No useless information.
  20. 20. Have someone proof-read your script.
  21. 21. Make any changes you feel necessary. </li></ul>Step Two: Write a Script<br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Performers MUST be male.
  23. 23. *Women were not allowed to perform in Ancient Greece. </li></ul>Actor Characteristics: <br />Responsible <br />Reasonable <br />Articulate <br />Poise <br />Connects to character <br />Step Three: Auditions<br />
  24. 24. Costume choices will depend on your play. <br />In gloomy scenes use colors like: dark grey, blue, light grey and white. <br />If tragedy has a happy point in it use:<br /> light red, maroon and purples. <br />Do not have costumes too<br /> flashy or bright. <br /><ul><li> You don’t want to distract the </li></ul>audience too much. <br />Step Four: Costumes<br />
  25. 25. Use masks to show different emotions. <br />They can be used to switch roles for one actor. <br />You can purchase them at carnivals, antique shops or Halloween stores. <br />Masks also show if a character is female. <br />Step Five: Masks<br />
  26. 26. In 465 B.C.E., playwrights began using backdrops for scenery. <br /> Depending on your tragedy you may not need all of the props listed below. <br />Step Six: Props<br />
  27. 27. Deus ex Machina- Crane used to make actors look like they were flying. <br />Ekeclema- A wheeled wagon used to bring dead characters out for the audience to see. <br />Trap Doors- A door located on the stage that opens, so an actor can get on or off the stage quickly. <br />Pinakes- Picture hung into the scene to show landscape. <br />Thyromata- Complex pictures built into the second level scene. <br />Step Six: Props(continued)<br />
  28. 28. Step Seven: Chorus<br />Made up of 51 people. <br />Thespis, creator of Greek tragedy, separated himself from the chorus and spoke the words, which was not usually done. <br />The chorus describes what just happened, or tells where the scene is located. <br />
  29. 29. Sat on a flattened terrace at the foot of a hill. <br />Played along with the mood of the scene. <br />Step Eight: Orchestra<br />
  30. 30. Step Nine: Stage<br />Make sure everyone is in place and on cue. <br />The stages were a simple, half-circular space. <br />Examples: <br />
  31. 31. Perform your play. <br />Have great success. <br />CONGRATULATIONS! <br />Step Ten: Lights, Camera, Action!<br />
  32. 32.<br /><br /><br /><br />Bibliography<br />