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The first tragedies
myths which were danced and sung by a chorus at festivals in honor of dionysius
The prime function of dramas
the expressions of the feelings and reflections excited by mans encounters with the external forces that appear to rule his life and his reaction to the encounter
Sophocles
wrote antigone
2 basic tragic situations
mans miscalculation of reality which brings about the fatal situations

man between two conflicting priciples
Choice is at the heart of tragedy
1. choice may be taken w/o much consideration

2. made diliberately w/o all the facts

3. made because they have to make a choice
The real hero of greek tragedy
humanity
Actors all wore what?
masks (most essential park of costume)
The Chorus had how many members?
15
Sophocles added how many?
3
Considered the ______ of society and morality; would suffer along with the hero
mouthpeice
number of actors varried from ___ - ___ ; put on different masks to play different roles
1-3
Characters:

Laios
oedipus's dad
Characters:

Jocasta
oedipus's mother, marries her son
Characters:

Oedipus
son of Laios and Jocasta; marries his mother and kills his father
Characters:

Antigone
Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta; burried her brother Polyneices against Creons wishes.
Characters:

Ismene
Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta
Characters:

Eteocles
Son of Oedipus and Jocasta, killed/was killed by his brother; given a heros burial
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Polyneices
Son of Oedipus and Jocasta; killed/was killed by his brother; wasnt given an heros burial
Characters:

Creon
Jocastas brother
makes the law that Polyneices body shall not be burried.
Characters:

Eurydice
Creons wife, killed herself after she found out what happend to Haimon
Characters:

Menrikeus
Jocasta and Creons father
Characters:

Haimon
Son of Creon and Eurydice; engaged to Antigone
Characters:

Sentry
Caught Antigone sprinking dirt over Polyneices body
Characters:

Choragos
Leader of the chorus
Characters:

Teiresias
blind prophet
Orchestra
almost circular place situated in front of the scene (stage) facing the audience
Thymeli
and alter and later on a place where the leader of the chorus was standing
Paradoi
two entrances between the scene and the seats
Logeion
a narrow but raised platform along the back wall of the scene
Theologion
the flat roof of the same was dedicated to the gods
Koilon
the auditorium of the greek theater
Diazoma
upper and lower
Proedria
front seats that were reserved for officials and priests
Odeia
indoor theaters