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Katie G.'s Greek

Greek Drama

TermsDefinition
Thespis Tragedy
Aeschylus Tragedy; pictorial costumes, masks, braided wigs
Sophocles Tragedy; triangle scenes(perikatoi), Oedipus Trilogy
Euripedes Tragedy; prologue by god or actor, trap doors, more flawed cast
Aristophanes Comedy; political satire
Menander Comedy; political satire
Theatron "Seeing Place"
Altar to Dionysus Greek god of wine, drama, fertility
Chorus group of singing+dancing people who represented the citizenry
Choragus Leader of chorus
Choregus Financial backers (money)
Strophe Movement of chorus, while chanting, to the left
Antistrophe Movement of chorus, while chanting, to teh right
Actors All men until late 1800s
Pictorial Costumes these costumes showed station in life
Style of Acting Broad and rhetorical
Raised Boots for visibility
Masks made from a paper product
Treatment of Violences Talked about it, but didn't show it happening(only showed the aftermath)
Trilogies 3 plays about 1 family or character (Oedipus Trilogy)
Satyr Plays short comic play in between trilogies (satire= goat man)
City Dionysia drama festival in Athens (3-5 days)
Concessions cake, wine, flatbread, grapes, olives, feta cheese, etc.
Athens center of Greece (capital) housed several theaters
Cost to Patrons free for poor; nominal fee (one day's wages) for others as civic duty
Tragedy "Tragos"= goad, "Ode"=song
Comedy "Komos"=band of revelers (party people)
"Poetics" Aristotle's book that contains the rules(unities) for Drama
Time(unity) all action occurs in real time (24 hours)
Action(unity) all action centers around the main character (no sub plots)
Place(unity) one location
Catharsis cleansing or purging of emotions
Hubris overwhelming pride or arrogance
Tragic Hero has a tragic flaw and experiences a tragic reversal of fortune
Oedipus Translation swollen foot/heel
Birth Parents King Laius and Queen Jocasta
Comedy "Komos"=band of revelers (party people)
"Poetics" Aristotle's book that contains the rules(unities) for Drama
Time(unity) all action occurs in real time (24 hours)
Action(unity) all action centers around the main character (no sub plots)
Place(unity) one location
Catharsis cleansing or purging of emotions
Hubris overwhelming pride or arrogance
Tragic Hero has a tragic flaw and experiences a tragic reversal of fortune
Oedipus Translation swollen foot/heel
King Laius King of Thebes; Oedipus' biological father
Queen Jocasta Queen of Theves; Oedipus' biological mother and wife
Queen Jocasta Queen of Theves; Oedipus' biological mother and wife
Apollo's prophesy Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother
Mount Cithaeron Oedipus was to be left to die on this mountain
Polybus King of Corinth; Oedipus' adoptive father
Merope Queen of Corinth; Oedipus' adoptive mother
Sphinx part bird, part lion, part woman-killing men of Theves, unless they solve her riddle
Sphinx's riddle There is a creature that walks on 4 feet in the morning, 2 feet at noon, 3 feet in the afternoon
Created by: kgorenc