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Roman Theatre Histor

Seneca Playwright that worked with magic, death, and superstition
Kothornus thick boots and sandals
Logeion Raised stage platform
Onkos High head piece
Paraskenia Ramps connected to the logion. Below stage level
Proskenion Facade on the first level on the skene on stage level.
Episkenion Facade on the second level
Thyromata Entrance and exit points
Virtuvius Continued to use periaktoi
Greco-Roman Blending of Greek and Roman Culture
Agonothetes Elected position to give state appropriated money to stage plays and festivals
Mime literary form. Anything that was not regular drama
Phlyakes Early form of mime
Etruria Where most Roman culture came from
Etruscan Another name for Etruria. Great thieves
Histrione Word for actor in Roman Culture.
Ister Word for actor in Roman Culture.
Ludi Romani Oldest and most important of the Roman festivals.
Horace The Art of Poesy (The art of Poetry). Plays should be five acts. Tragedy and comedy don't mix.
Aesthetic Distance Psychological or emotional distance between audience and material
Stage House Back stage
Audience Chamber Where the audience is
Hellenistic Greece Time when Alexander the Great came to power
Alexander the Great Used 3000 people for the theater
Plato Brought in the act of censorship
Dyskolos only play by Meander to survive. Ended up in Bible
Artists of Dionysus Protect the condition that artists work in. Early union.
Ludi Apollinares Games held annually by the Ancient Romans in honor of the god Apollo
Ludi Florales Honored Roman Goddess of fertility. Sexual content. Performed naked
Ludi Ceriales Games of Ceres were held as part of the festival in the circus maximus
Bread and Circuses Era where Romans did not have to work. Civil unrest.
Livius Andronicus Greco-Roman dramatist and epic poet of Latin period.
Cantore Chanter or singer
Mimus Actors in the mimes
Saltator Actor in the mimes
Roscius Best known of the Roman performers. Performed comedy and tragedy
Ricinium Hood attached to rest of garment. Made character unrecognizable
Centunculus Patchwork jacket in a diamond pattern. Shaved headed acrobat.
Cavea Audience chamber in the theater
Scaena Stage House
Vomitoria Openings between caveas
Pulpitum Raised stage platform
Versurae Entrances and exits on each end of pulpitum.
Angiportum Passage way behind thyromata
Scanae Frons facade of the scaena. Front of the stage house.
Scaenae Ductilis Sliding scenery on tracks
Auleum Front curtain that was lowered in the floor
Siparium backdrop curtain that revealed the scaenae frons
Summum Choregium Building close to Colosseum for extra props and ministry building
Theatrum Tectum theaters with roofs
Domini Managers
Grex Acting company
Naumachiae Reproductions of famous naval battles
Constantine was the first emperor to make Christianity legal.
Theodosius I made any religion other than Christianity unlawful
Tertullian North African theologian. Wrote De Spectaculis
De Spectaculis Says that Christians were to be excommunicated if they participated in theater.
Constantinople Stable part of Roman Empire
Byzantine Empire Eastern part of empire. Popular theater. Religious theater. Scholarly theater.
Hippodrome Center of secular entertainment. Modeled after circus maximus. Hotbed of political activity.
Trullan Synod Church meeting in 692 to discuss theater.It was banned.
Christos Paschon A play written only to be read.
Islam Treasured learning.
Trope Interpolation into an existing text.
Flavian Amphitheatre original name of Colosseum
Circus Maximus Oldest and largest of structures designed for sporting events
Venationes Wild animal fights
Medea Greek play about scorned wife.
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