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Characteristics of Greek Drama

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BC: Saxon,A.H"Theater, History of the." Grolier multimedia Encyclopedia. Glolier online, 2010. Web. 13. Oct.2010 Topic, by."The theater in Ancient Greece." Untitled document. Web. 03. dec. 2010. Saxon, A.H."Theater, History of the.Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier online,2010. Web. 13. Oct. 2010.

FC: Characteristics of Greek Drama BY: Shannon Nelson and Ace Stevenson

1: 1. Characteristics of Greek Drama By Shannon Nelson and Ace Stevenson History of the Greek Drama

3: 1.The History of Greek Drama Drama was born in ancient Greece. The drama began in the middle of 6th century b.c. All It evolved from choral songs. The drama were judged and sponsered by rich citizens.

5: 2.Greek drama began as a religious observance in honer of whom? Explain. Drama began as the annual festival in honor of the god Dionysus. It included competitions in tragedy and comedy. the first of these dramatic forms evolved choral songs concerning the death and resurrection of Dionysus.

7: 3.Describe the Greek dramatic festivals. Lasted a few days, offered hotly contested prizes for the best tragedy, comedy, acting and choral singing. honors of the Greek god Dionysus. Has many as three full dramas performed in one day. Held drama contests to honor Dionysus.

9: 4.Only how many characters can be on stage at once in a Greek play? Only few actors, never more than three on a stage at a time. Women were not allowed to perform, the roles were played by men. Chorus danced and sang, and chatted the odes the musical accompaniment. The dramatist usually staged for men on his own plays then women. Acting style in men then women

11: 6. What were the plays like? They were very dramatic. Consisted of tragedy and comedy. The original Greek theater as others was simply a large circle. The rich sat on seats set to the south slope of the acropolis. A limited amount of seating was panted on pencils.

13: 6. How was violence portrayed? Unusual disaster and death. Hero's fate raises question's about the meaning of existence's, nature, morality, or phycholical relationships. Serious intention with the killer. The main character was forced to be defeated to his death in the act.

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