Ancient Greek theatre
The Theatre Of Ancient Greece, Or Ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient Greece 700 BC. The city-state of Athens, which became a significant cultural, political, and m...
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Ancient Greek theatre
every Greek city had the theater, in Athens, Sparta, Pella,corinth, in cities of Asia Minor, Cyprus,in Magna Grecia-Italy, and to the distant Greek colonies ...
Ancient Greek comedy
Ancient Greek comedy was one of the final three principal dramatic forms in the theatre of classical Greece (the others being tragedy and the satyr play). Athenian comedy is conventionally divided int...
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Tragedy
Tragedy (from the Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia) is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in the viewing. While many cultures have d...
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Satyr play
Satyr plays were an ancient Greek form of tragicomedy, similar in spirit to the bawdy satire of burlesque. They featured choruses of satyrs, were based on Greek mythology, and were rife with mock drun...
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Greek chorus
A Greek chorus (Greek: χορός, khoros) is a homogeneous, non-individualised group of performers in the plays of classical Greece, who comment with a collective voice on the dramatic action. The chorus...
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Theatre of Dionysus
The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus is a major open-air theatre and one of the earliest preserved in Athens. It was used for festivals in honor of the god Dionysus. Greek theaters in antiquity were in...
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Cult of Dionysus
The Cult of Dionysus is strongly associated with satyrs, centaurs, and sileni, and its characteristic symbols are the bull, the serpent, the ivy, and the wine. The Dionysia and Lenaia festivals in Ath...
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Dithyramb
The dithyramb (Ancient Greek: διθύραμβος, dithurambos) was an ancient Greek hymn sung and danced in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility; the term was also used as an epithet of the g...
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Proskenion
In a Hellenistic theatre, the proskenion is a raised platform in front of the skênê, on which the actors perform. The Romans used the proskenion and skênê as acting areas after they adopted Hellenisti...
Melpomene
Melpomene (/mɛlˈpɒmɨniː/; Greek: Μελπομένη; "to sing" or "the one that is melodious"), initially the Muse of Singing, she then became the Muse of Tragedy, for which she is best known now. Her name...
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Alazon
Alazôn (Ancient Greek: ἀλαζών) is one of three stock characters in comedy of the theatre of ancient Greece. He is the opponent of the eirôn. The alazôn is an impostor that sees himself as greater...
Sparagmos
Sparagmos (Ancient Greek: σπαραγμός, from σπαράσσω sparasso, "tear, rend, pull to pieces") is an act of rending, tearing apart, or mangling, usually in a Dionysian context.In Dionysian rite as re...
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Mimesis
Mimesis (Ancient Greek: μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), "to imitate," from μῖμος (mimos), "imitator, actor") is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of mean...
Aeantides
Aeantides (Ancient Greek: Αἰαντίδης) is the name of several people in Classical antiquity:
First Ancient Theatre, Larissa
The First Ancient Theatre of Larissa (Α' Αρχαίο Θέατρο Λάρισας) is a major open-air theatre and the largest theater in Thessaly, with a seating capability of 10,000 persons. It is situated on the sout...
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Greek tragedy
Greek tragedy is a form of theatre from Ancient Greece and Asia Minor. It reached its most significant form in Athens in the 5th century BC. Greek tragedy is an extension of the ancient rites done in ...
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Sock and Buskin
The sock and buskin are two ancient symbols of comedy and tragedy. In Greek theatre, actors in tragic roles wore a boot called a buskin (Latin cothurnus) that elevated them above the other actors. The...
Medea (1969 film)
Medea is a film by Pier Paolo Pasolini based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. Filmed in Göreme Open Air Museum's early Christian churches, it stars opera singer Maria Callas in her only film role. Sh...
Episode
An episode is a coherent narrative unit within a larger dramatic work such as a film or television series. An episode is to a sequence as a chapter is to a book. The word derives from the ancient Gree...
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Araros
Araros (Greek: Ἀραρὼς), son of Aristophanes, born in 387 BCE, was an Athenian comic poet of the Middle Comedy. His brothers Philippus, and Nicostratus were also comic poets. Aristophanes first introdu...
Catastasis
In classical tragedies, the catastasis (pl. catastases) is the third part of an ancient drama, in which the intrigue or action that was initiated in the epitasis, is supported and heightened, until re...