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Katie G.'s Roman

Roman Drama

TermsDefinition
Skene 3 stories; used for storage, connected to seating area
Orchestra Semi circular, only for musicians
Pulpitum Large, raised stage for acting
Voms Tunnels for audience members to reach seats
Auleum Front curtain (raised bottom up)
Location of Theaters In cities throughout the empire
Audience Lower class and soldiers
Time Frame Began 200B.C. to 375A.D.
Cessation of Interest 400A.D. other interests, need for real violence
Closet Dramas A play so gory/violent that it's meant to be read, not performed
Satire Mocking or ridicules a problem in society or object/public figures
Farce (slapstick) highly improbable plot
Stereotypes (Stock characters) shrewish wife+meek husband, wise servant+clueless master
Claque Someone paid to clap and cheer wildly
Themes Comedy based on mockery; violence for sake of violence, violence as punishment, domestic fights
Roman gods & beliefs All planets on Greek gods, same stories, just different names
Roman Style Roman showed violence, very gory
Pompey's Contribution to Theater Tried to make it more religious (Venus statue)
Terence Comedy; former slave, borrowed plots from Greeks
Seneca Tragedy; Roman statesman+senator
Plautus Comedy, added slapstick and stock characters to plays
Stock Characters stereotypical characters
Created by: kgorenc