Antigone a Greek tragedy by Sophocles
<ul><li>Dionysus- Greek God of wine, agriculture, and fertility of nature.  Patron god of the Greek stage </li></ul><ul><l...
Parts of the Greek Theater http://karascope.com/_samplefiles/history_y56_samples.pdf
<ul><li>Greek tragedies were performed in late March/early April at an annual </li></ul><ul><li>contest and festival in ho...
Aristotle's Rules for Tragedy <ul><li>3 unities: </li></ul><ul><li>unity of time - the action in the play should  take pla...
<ul><li>Hamartia- tragic hero’s flaw or mistake </li></ul><ul><li>Hubris- excessive pride </li></ul><ul><li>Suffering- a d...
 
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  1. 1. Antigone a Greek tragedy by Sophocles
  2. 2. <ul><li>Dionysus- Greek God of wine, agriculture, and fertility of nature. Patron god of the Greek stage </li></ul><ul><li>Sophocles (496-406 B.C.E.)- had the opportunity to study the arts at a very early age. By the time he was sixteen, he was already known by the community for his knowledge and talents. In total, he wrote more than 120 plays- he was the most awarded author in Greece. </li></ul><ul><li>Weird factoid: Sophocles is said to have died while reading Antigone aloud. </li></ul>People to know:
  3. 3. Parts of the Greek Theater http://karascope.com/_samplefiles/history_y56_samples.pdf
  4. 4. <ul><li>Greek tragedies were performed in late March/early April at an annual </li></ul><ul><li>contest and festival in honor of Dionysus. </li></ul><ul><li>Often, the three plays featured linked stories, but later writers like Euripides may have presented three unrelated plays. The Greek theatre was in the open air, on the side of a hill, and performances lasted most of the day. </li></ul>Performances
  5. 5. Aristotle's Rules for Tragedy <ul><li>3 unities: </li></ul><ul><li>unity of time - the action in the play should take place over no more than 24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>unity of place - a play should cover a single physical place </li></ul><ul><li>unity of action - a play should have one main action that it follows </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Hamartia- tragic hero’s flaw or mistake </li></ul><ul><li>Hubris- excessive pride </li></ul><ul><li>Suffering- a destructive or painful act </li></ul><ul><li>Reversal- occurs when a situation seems to develop in one direction, then suddenly &quot;reverses&quot; to another </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition- a change from ignorance to awareness of a bond of love or hate </li></ul><ul><li>Catharsis- purgation, cleansing </li></ul>

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