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Greek drama has made a significant contribution to the art of the Dramatic Play. There exist a plethora of dramas from Ancient Greek times. As noted above, costuming was important and the...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2015, 10:16 pm (UTC)

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Greek tragedy followed a specific structure that not only told the story but also communicated the underlying moral lesson. Music was an important part of such plays, however, only the words have...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2016, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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The Greeks built a variety of different theaters, by no means all of which were the type of semi-circular, open-air arrangements we now associate with classical theater. The Odeum of Pericles, for...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019, 7:29 pm (UTC)

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The first difficulty here is that Greek drama consists of both tragedy and comedy, as does modern drama. Thus it would make more sense to compare Greek drama with modern drama or Greek tragedy with...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015, 7:55 am (UTC)

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Performances of Greek theatre were generally free to the public. Theater performance as an art form is thought to have begun in Greece when performances were created to celebrate religious...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2018, 11:45 pm (UTC)

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Greek Drama grew out of religious celebrations (as much theatre has over the course of time). Originally, there was a simple dithyramb, what we might call a hymn. Then, in order to make these...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2008, 12:39 am (UTC)

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Each of these three men was an ancient Greek playwright. Euripides and Aeschylus were both famous for their tragedies—along with Sophocles, they were the most important tragedians in Greek drama....

Latest answer posted August 12, 2019, 12:27 pm (UTC)

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A lot of things can be said, but I will focus on two important aspects of Greek education. First, we cannot underestimate the importance of Homer's Illiad and Odyssey in Greek education. They...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2009, 10:24 am (UTC)

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In Greek, the term "protagonist" is derived from "proto-" (first) and "agon" (contest) and literally means first contestant. Its transferred meaning in literary context means "main character". In...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2012, 8:50 am (UTC)

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One of the major differences between tragedy and comedy for Aristotle was the nature of their protagonists. Tragic protagonists were people better than average and comic protagonists were people...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019, 8:32 am (UTC)

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Greek drama, although the foundation of modern western drama, differs radically from contemporary theater in that it was part of the religious are well as secular life of the Greek polis. The...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2012, 2:29 am (UTC)

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Though Western culture has become invested in a notion of individuality, we remain interested in (and conflicted by) the constraints of roles. Family roles, social roles, and professional roles all...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2013, 11:26 pm (UTC)

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I think that one of the most intense similarities between both women's experience of motherhood is interrupted. Clytemnestra sees her daughter, Iphigenia, sacrificed by her husband in order to...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012, 5:13 pm (UTC)

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Even though you may not feel prepared to write a paper on Greek tragedies, this is an excellent opportunity to learn some really interesting things. Your teacher gave you license to choose...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2010, 8:32 am (UTC)

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Western theater and theater criticism began in Athens. It originated from choral performance. In the archaic period, choruses would sing and dance as part of religious festivals, often recounting...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2016, 12:21 pm (UTC)

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Many of the concepts of reason to which we now adhere were first developed by the ancient Greeks and expressed in their dramatic, philosophical, and gnomic literature. One important characteristic...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013, 8:54 pm (UTC)

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This is an interesting project. In addition to the three requirements in your inquiry, a “Greek tragedy” must also have a protagonist who falls from a high place, due to his/her tragic flaw, who is...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2016, 9:00 pm (UTC)

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The Greek term “a hero” refers not to someone with super powers, but to the protagonist (main character in an “agon,” a conflict or battle). As defined by Aristotle, it is one element of a...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016, 9:57 pm (UTC)

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In one way, it would be possible to answer this question by saying that there were no female roles in Greek drama, because all characters, male and female, were actually played by male actors,...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2012, 10:35 am (UTC)

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The term hamartia derives from the Greek verb hamartánein, which means to miss a mark (as when an arrow does not hit an intended target) or to stray from a path (as when one gets lost in the...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019, 8:25 am (UTC)

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There some very famous plays and playwrights of ancient Greece. Sophocles is the author of probably the most famous tragedy of all time: Oedipus Rex. This play is part of The Oedipus Trilogy,...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2010, 11:40 pm (UTC)

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Of course, as the Greek culture was based on the premise that men were far more important than women, generally in Greek life as a guide, women were thought to be rather insignificant. However,...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2012, 1:16 pm (UTC)

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