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theatron
horse-shoe shaped area where the audience sat
skene
backdrop against which the actors performed
chorus literally means
to dance
pathos
suffering
tragoidia
goat song
functions of the chorus
1. to comment on action
2. give advice
3. speak for the author
4. perform religous duties
5. separate scenes
strophe
stage directions to one side for the chorus to move (antistrophe- opposite way)
characteristics of greek tragedy
1. designed to produce pleasurable experience thru presentation of pain and suffering
2. not merely to produce tragic situation but to impart a feeling
3. present life as exulted and beautiful thing
4. warn and challenge audience thru tragic death of noble hero
orchestra
where chorus danced; "dancing place"
skene
changing place; altar for worship
proscenium
in front of the skene; some action takes place in front of it
3 parts of Oresteia
Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides
structure of greek plays
prologue
parados
first episode
first stasimon
episodes and stasima
exodos
exodus
chorus leaves and makes final comments
parados
entrance of chorus, song, orchestra
prologue
2 characters give bkcd
oresteia
3 part tragedy written by aeschylus (progression about how justice is achieved)
trilogy
3 tragedies and a satire
who was caught in the net?
iphagenia, cassandra, Troy, Agamemnon