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How did Greek drama originate?

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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 more interesting or relevant to the celebrants, the idea of acting it out came forward.  Thespis is credited with stepping out of the Chorus to do this acting (which is why we call actors Thespians), but there...

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