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Greek chorus: Group of approximately ___ men
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Greek chorus: Sang lyric poetry and danced to musical accompaniment
TRUE
Greek chorus: Performing in the chorus was regarded as a civic duty
TRUE
Greek chorus: Were trained and costumed
TRUE
Greek chorus: Wore the dress of the people they represented and wore light masks
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Provide link from audience to actors, responding to the play in a manner the playwright hoped the audience would respond -- the ideal spectator
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Provided tension release
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Reflected upon what has happened, pondered what might happen, asked questions
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: At times advised central characters
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Often functioned as the conscience of the people, establishing an ethical perception from which to view the action
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Helped to establish mood and to heighten the dramatic moments through movement and song
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Added theatricality to performance
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Helped to establish important pacing of the play, pointing moments at which the audience should reflect upon what has occurred and what must yet transpire
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Could be in the play or outside of it, by either participating in the action or by commenting on the actiona s merely an observer
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Separated scene of action from one another
TRUE
Functions of the Greek chorus: Usually through a leader as spokesperson, could interact with the central characters
TRUE
Stasimon
usually made up of poetic commentary on the happenings which have taken place or will take place, or hymn-like praises to the gods. The action of the play will always come to a standstill during a stasimon
Strophe
a stanza-like part of the stem Stasimon- originally a dance done by the chorus meaning "turn."
Antistrophe
originally a dance done by the chorus meaning "counterturn."
Episode
a part involving one or more actors (as opposed to chorus) dialogue between an actor and the chorus or between two actors. The plot gains form and moves forward
Plot
1. No division into scenes and acts
2. Breathing spells or time for costume change furnished by Stasimons of the chorus
3. The Festival of Dionysus ran three days in April each year - On each day these three tragedies were performed
Drama
Aristotle called drama "imitated human action"
Moira
individual fate
chthonic
the underground world; the subconscious; the mythic dimension; the collective unconscious
physis
the forces of nature; unrestricted passion
nomos
human laws instituted by a city; designates distiction between polis and physis
liminal
having to do with thresholds from one world to another
lex talionis
the law of the talon
polis
the good city of man ruled by law
dike
the law of the gods; pure justice; the balance of things