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    Theatre, a dramatic art, was founded in modern-day Europe’s own Ancient Greece. Ancient Greece was an extremely influential civilization that lasted from 750 – 146 B.C.E. (“Time Periods”). Settled on the mountainous Balkan Peninsula, this civilization was the birthplace of large advancements in governmental, healthcare, philosophical, and especially artistic ideas that have lasted through generations, affecting us to this very day. Theatre is one of the many Greek creations that is still revered in our society today. Ancient Greece was a polytheistic society, believing in many gods and goddesses. One of those deities was Dionysus. Dionysus was the god of wine, vegetation, pleasure, festivity, madness, and wild frenzy. He had a very strong following for a more minor god. His devotees, referred to as Dionysians, would celebrate and worship him using cult ceremonies that idolized his interests. At these gatherings, the women would dance themselves silly. Another prominent symbol of Dionysians was the thyrsus (“History of Theatre”). This was a staff with a pine cone on the tip. While carrying this, the devotees would slaughter and ingest raw animal…

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    Ancient Greek Theatre

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    We can give credit to the Greeks and Romans for a lot of things we have today. Seriously, big shout out to them for creating concrete, developing newspapers, sanitation and sewage systems, roads, and much more. Of course those all have personal impacts, I really couldn’t imagine life without some of these things but to go in deeper is a harder task. Things I truly love originate from ancient Greece and Rome like theater, philosophy, the mythology of these two places and so on. Also, the modern…

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    “Ancient Theatre and Now” The ancient Greeks were the first to perform drama on stage with a captive audience. This had proven to be an important part of their culture and as time progressed through the ages, theatre is still being performed today. When comparing and contrasting ancient Greek theatre of the classical era with the theatre of today, it is evident that both cultures value these experiences even though what they might take from them are different. The ancient Greeks used the…

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    Theatre allows people of a society to gather as a community. it allows human creativity to flourish and be expressed and it explores human issues in a meaningful way. Modern Theatre would not be where it is today without the influence of Ancient Greece, but Ancient Greek Theatre and Modern Theatre do have many differences from each other, because time changes point of views, and time improves things through new ideas, technology, and so much more. The fundamentals of Ancient Greek Theatre are…

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    The first European dramatist Aeschylus is one of three legendary ancient Greek writers, who specialize in Greek tragedy. Joining him are legend’s Sophocles and Euripides. These men framed what societies called theater into what is it today by reconstructing the ways Greeks viewed theater. Aeschylus essentially learned to express the meaning of his plays through experience and creativity. He was a man who’s main purpose was to produce the correlation of man and the many gods the Greek’s believed…

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    I found it interesting that the first play to human knowledge is an African theater play and Ancient Egyptian quasi-theatrical events. The earliest record dated back to 2000 BC with the 'passion Plays” of Ancient Egypt. Some of the earliest plays had spirituality and religion mixed in with them through festivals that they would do a play concerning a life of Osiris mysteries. The festival was divided into three parts; the defense of Osiris by his son, the fight and demise of Osiris, the defeat…

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    Ancient Greeks made many influential contributions to our modern day society, in areas such as art and architecture, philosophy, government, and math. Ancient Greece has probably had one of the most influential parts on our modern day lives. The arts were always extremely valued in Greece, so theatre flourished, particularly in Athens. The plot of the plays was always inspired by Greek mythology, a theme that is still common today. The main genres of these plays were tragedy and comedy. These…

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    because of its effect on medicine in Ancient Greece and modern medicine., The Greek religion influenced almost every part of a person’s daily life in Ancient Greece. Ancient Greeks believed that illness was a punishment from the gods and that being healed was a gift from the gods. People believed that if they became ill, then it was because they angered the gods, so people began to search for earthly reasons from illness rather then divine ones. It had…

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    1) The objective of this assignment is demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures, including global and historical perspectives, and to demonstrate an appreciation for aesthetics and creative activities. 2) According to the class lecture, Ancient Greeks found theater to be very important in their culture because it was educational. In the theater they learn to engage in tragic dramas. They learn history, because the only way of understanding and observing knowledge was through the theater.…

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    Tragic Hero In Antigone

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    Heroes come in various shapes and forms. Some as strong and powerful as Superman, some who changed and defied society such as Dr. Martin Luther King, and some that only heroes to a few such as a family relative or celebrity. In Sophocles’ Antigone, the debate of who the actual tragic hero is has been discussed for quite some time. It is very unlikely for there to be more than one tragic character in a Greek tragedy. Creon, the other main character in the play has some of the traits that make up…

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