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Ancient Egyptian Theater


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Ancient Egyptian Theater

  1. 1. Ancient Egyptian Theater<br />There are 6 different types of play in Ancient Egyptian Theater<br />
  2. 2. Ancient Egyptian Theater<br />
  3. 3. Osiris Passion Play<br />Set, the god of evil, becomes jealous of his brother, Osiris. Tricking Osiris into a coffin, Set nails. Isis, the wife of Osiris, find the coffin and buries her husband; but Set digs him up, dismembers the body, and scatters the body parts all over the earth. Isis and their son, Apuat, collect the pieces and bury them again. Osiris is then resurrected and becomes King of the Dead, ruling over those mortals who ascend to heaven.<br />
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  5. 5. The Medical Plays<br />Evolved around the idea of magical healing<br />A simple plot; the goddess Isis, whose child is bitten by a scorpion, heals her son by using artificial respiration and a magic cure<br />
  6. 6. The Heb Sed Play<br />Also called a coronation Jubilee<br />Celebrated the pharaoh’s 30 year on the throne, enacting the events of his region<br />
  7. 7. The Ra Play<br />Ra is the Egyptian sun god<br />Play that features Ra’s nocturnal fight with Apophis, the snake god of the underworld<br />
  8. 8. The Passion Play<br />The most famous passion play was The Osiris Passion play<br />It was performance annually for 2000 years<br />Each performance lasted several days and included battle scenes with actual killings.<br />