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Classic lit Overview

Classical Lit Overview WGU

Greek Theatre Conventional Structures Prologue, Parados (chorus entrance song),Episodes separated by song, Exodus
Number of actors on stage at one time? Three
Number of members in the chorus Fifteen
Who set the number of chorus members? Sophocles
Main purpose of plays? Moral and Political education
How many plays per year? Twice a year at religious festivals.
Kind of theatre? Open air theatres with orchestras and stages.
Aristotle's Concept of Tragedy Protagonist of High Estate, Hamartia (error), Katharsis, Recognition, Reversal
Classic A piece of literature that by common consent has achieved a recognized superior status in literary history.
Classicism Rules Of Greek classical theatre, including unities and 5 step pattern for tragedy. Set the standards to be followed.
Classic Tragedy Pattern 1. Universal Moral Code, 2. Act of Shame, 3. Suffering, 4. Insight, 5. Redemption
Epic A long narrative poem written in an elevated style, tracing the adventures of a legendary or mythic hero.
Lyric A short poem w/songlike immediacy & emotional force, written in the 1st person expressing thoughts and feelings.
Muses 9 goddesses who embody the arts & inspire creativity with their graces through improvised song and stage, writing music and dance.
Unities 3 formal qualities ACTION-TIME-PLACE used to unify a plot. 24hour period-One location-one plot line.
Created by: LFalone



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