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FC: By: Jennifer & Gabriella | History of Drama
1: Greek Drama The word drama comes from the Greek word meaning a thing done, to do or to act. A drama tells a story by means of action and speech. We do not know exactly when drama began, but scientist estimate c.550 and c.220. It grew out of religious ceremonies in which he life of a god portrayed by a man or a group of men. The drama that we know today goes back to the times of Ancient Greece. In Greece the art of the drama reached great heights. The two great classes of drama: tragedy, comedy were invented by the Greeks. In general, tragedy deals with suffering and death and has an unhappy ending. Comedy treats the brighter side of life with humor and sentiment, and ends happily.
2: Drama in Ancient Greece began because to worship the god Dionysus. he was honored with an unusual festival called the"city Dionysian. The festival was led by drunk men dressed up in rough goats skin who would sing and play in choruses to welcome Dionysus. Tribes competed against one another in performances and the best show would have the honor of winning the contest.
3: Ancient Greek plays 1. Electra 2. Medea 3. Antigone 4. The Eimnides
4: Hints on making a drama a drama | A dramatists should start with characters.the characters must be full, rich, interesting and different from each other so that in one way or another they conflict and from this conflict comes a story. | The plot should be able to tell us what happens and why. the beginning should tell the audience what took place before the story lead in to present action.. it should be filled with characters whom are admired and envied by real people.
6: performing the word amphitheater derives from the Creek word 'theatron'.plays were preformed in the daytime. competitions in Athens were spread over a several day period. they wore little or no makeup.instead they carried masks of different facial expressions. They also worn cothornos, or buskins, which were leather boots. there was little or no scenery because most of the action took place in the orchestra.later as the importance shifted they moved to the stage.
8: STAGES AND STYLES OF PRESEENTATION They preformed on wagons when drama first started. seats were set up for the audience in the market or the angora. a permanent theatron was set up in acropolis. wooden seats were set up for spectators. buildings were also used for the changing rooms and actors and also a sound board. the orchestra of epidaurus for example was 20 meters in diameter+.+++++++++++++++++
10: TRAGEDYS between 600 and 500 BC, new forms, most notably the tragedy. Tragedy, derived from the Greek words trangos (goat) and ode (song) told a story that was intended teach religious lessons.much like the bible parables tragedies were designed to show right from wrong in life.
12: COMEDY Tragedy was not the only product of Athen's flourishing theater culture comedy also thrived. Not only the Greeks produce may lasting comedies; they also cast the base for modern comedy. and a extra fact was that Aeschylus, the first playwright.
13: examples of comedies athlete warriors .
14: www.anarchon.tripod.com/indexGREEKTH.html | www.litera1no4.tripod.com/dramahistory.html Retroactive | bibliography