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Mike's Roman Drama


Skene Three story building used for storage
Orchestra semi-circular, only for musicians
Pulpitum large raised stage
Voms tunnel for audience members to reach seats
Auleum front curtain
Theater Locations in cities throughout empire
Caesar's Theater A) Arena () or B) Io)
Audience lower class and soldiers
Time Frame 200-476 A.D.
Cessation of Interest 400 A.D. because people had other interests for entertainment
Closet a study or library
Closet Dramas a play so gory it is meant to be read, not performed
Satire form of literature that mocks a problem or weakness in society
Farce highly improbable plot
Stereotypes or "Stock Characters" 1. young lovers 2. stupid servant (bumbler) 3. wise servant and clueless master 4. shrewish wife and meek husband 5. soldier
Claque person paid to clap and cheer wildly
Themes violence for the sake of violence, violence as punishment, domestic quabbles, political/social satire
Roman gods and beliefs took over Greek system
Roman Style more graphic
Pompey's Contribution tried to make theater more religious
Terence 1. borrowed plots and styled plays after Menander 2. former slave
Seneca wrote tragedies, many closet dramas 2. Roman statesman and senator
Plautus 1. added stock characters to his slapstick comedies 2. wrote comedies
Created by: Mixman11