THE ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE


  Student: Jake Seok
  Teacher: Brian
History of Greek Drama
   About Twenty five hundred years ago, Western theatre was
    born in Athens, Greece.

   The a...
Famous Greek Playwright

     Euripides was the youngest of Athens’ three greatest tragic
      poets.

      He altered...
THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEK
THEATRE

    The period around 600 BC - 200 BC was known as the
     Golden age of Greek Theater ...
Athenian Drama Competitions
   In 534 BC, the ruler of Athens, Pisistratus, changed the
    Dionysian Festivals and insti...
How Plays Were Performed
   Plays were performed in the daytime. The annual drama
    competitions in Athens were spread ...
TRAGEDY
   Tragedy, derived from the Greek words tragos (goat) and
    ode (song), told a story that was intended to teac...
Lighting, Properties and Costume
   Sun provided lighting.

   For example, torches were used, more as properties in ord...
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The Ancient Greek Theatre

  1. 1. THE ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE Student: Jake Seok Teacher: Brian
  2. 2. History of Greek Drama  About Twenty five hundred years ago, Western theatre was born in Athens, Greece.  The ancient Athenians created a theatre culture whose form, technique and terminology have lasted two millennia.  They created plays that are still considered among the greatest works of world drama.
  3. 3. Famous Greek Playwright  Euripides was the youngest of Athens’ three greatest tragic poets.  He altered the content of the epics by lessening the heroic image and he became a precursor of bourgeois drama.  He wrote 108 plays during his life time.
  4. 4. THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEK THEATRE  The period around 600 BC - 200 BC was known as the Golden age of Greek Theater arts.  Athens was the focal point for the flourishing arts.  The political and military epicenter gave birth to great emperors, soldiers, philosophers, poets, writers and actors.
  5. 5. Athenian Drama Competitions  In 534 BC, the ruler of Athens, Pisistratus, changed the Dionysian Festivals and instituted drama competitions.  In the ensuing 50 years, the competitions became popular annual events.
  6. 6. How Plays Were Performed  Plays were performed in the daytime. The annual drama competitions in Athens were spread over several, entire days.  Actors probably wore little or no makeup. Instead, they carried masks with exaggerated facial expressions.  Wore cothornos, or buskins, which were leather boots laced up to the knees.
  7. 7. TRAGEDY  Tragedy, derived from the Greek words tragos (goat) and ode (song), told a story that was intended to teach religious lessons.  Much like Biblical parables, tragedies were designed to show the right and wrong paths in life
  8. 8. Lighting, Properties and Costume  Sun provided lighting.  For example, torches were used, more as properties in order to heighten the power of the appearance of certain passages or characters, the furies.  Gestures had to be large and sweeping and costumes had to be large and flowing in order to allow free, athletic movement, and to make a strong visual impression upon the audience.
  9. 9. STAGE

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