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Because the Greek actor could hardly change facial expression while on stage, the Greek acting style was broader, more formal and cermonial-perhaps closer to _____.
Public Speaking
How much did seats coast?
2 obols
Melodrama
situations are highly impossible solutions are incredible, conflicts are over emphasized, and the characters are one-dimensional
Chorus
groups of 12-15 men who sometimes spike directly to audience, at other times danced, chanted or sang in unison
-used to recall and interpret past events, comment on the action, or foretell future
*role of importance varied from play to play
Spectacle
religious ceremonies, initiations, olympic openings, and awards ceremonies (graduations)
Tragedy
the protagonist is overcome by conflict
Comedy
the protagonist overcomes the conflict, problem
Important people sat at the _____ of the theater and special _______ seats with high ____ were reserved for them.
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STONE

BACKS
Tragicomedy
contains elements and qualities of the earlier two styles and is often more suitable for representing a complex, uncertain, and often irrational world than either one alone.
Ingredients of Drama:
Resolution:
actions of the character finally takes to resolve the conflict
Thespian
another word for actor
* comes from Thespis of Icarus- the first writer to use an actor.
Aristophanes
Most famous comic writer
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
Best knon tragic writers
Kommos
Lyric exvhange of lamentation between Chorus and an actor
Orchestra
Located at the foot of the hill
- large and circular
- at its center, an alter to Dionysus
Episodes and stasimon
-action begins w/first episode, followed by parados
-fixed to 5 episodes
-Separated by complete choral odes-stasima
-choral leader-stasimon
Satyr Play
-A play which made fun of the tragic theme
-Chorus dressed as satyrs
Skene
-three-doored building that served as a retiring place for the actors and as a background for performace
-behind stage, facing audience
-painted to look like the setting
-our word scenery comes from this Greek term
Ingredients of Drama:
Exposition
part of the plot in first scene which states what has gone before and established basic conflict
Parados
-Entrance of chorus
- verses contain expositional background
-set emotional tone of play
Prologue
-Introductory section
-recounts background needed for understanding the action
-Expository rather than dramatic
-Indicates starting point
City Dionysia
Formal annual festivals in Athens.
- one of the city's most important religious celebrations
-5 days
T/F- the Sate paid for poor people's tickets.
TRUE
Ingredients of Drama:
Climax
When the antagonist and protagonist clash for the last time
1st day of Dionysia
This day of The Dionysia was devoted to processions and sacrifices.
T/F- people from each district of a city had their own block seats?
TRUE
A ______ was sometimes used to allow actors playing gods to flu through the air.
Crane
Choregoi
Number of wealthy citizens chosen by the archon who had to pay for the production of the plays.
Farce
satire of manners and customs of a person are held up to ridicule
Strophe
first lyric chorus sang
Dionysus
Greek celebrations were in honor of this god of wine.
How many tragic and how many comedy writers were entered into the competion?
3 tragic
5 comedy
Exodos
contains final action of play
*messenger speech/dues ex machina
Theatron
Theaters were built on a hillside giving the seating area, or ______, a natural rise that gave thousands of spectators a clear view of the action.
Parodos
Actors entered the orchestra area through one of two doorways or passageways on either side of the theater called this
Performances were held during _____________.
Daylight
Antistrophe
the second lyric the chorus sane
-marked end of stasimon
Archon
An official who organized The Dionysia
Proscenium
-Where that actors performed
-Just above the level of the orchesetra
-the stage
-had neither cutain nor ceiling
Tragic-comedy
contains humorous scenes but ends tragically
Ingredients of Drama:
Dialogue
Words spoken by actors which reveal their character
Ingredients of Drama:
Plot
those actions the character goes through to solve the conflict