Presentation on theme: "Ancient Greek Theater. Main Purpose To honor Dionysus, the god of harvest and wine. Educational entertainment- used to teach lessons and morals. To express."— Presentation transcript:
Tragedies First to be invented A character suffers a disastrous end Gods usually involved
Comedies Second to be invented Always had a happy ending
Satires Made fun of real people and legends. Affected people’s opinions about current events. Never made fun of the gods.
Playwrights Click on the link below to research the playwrights: Aeschylus Arsitophanes Euripedes Sophocles
Greek Masks To show the expression on their faces to the audience. Helped amplify the actor’s voices. Helped actors play more than one character.
Facts Masks were made out of linen or cork. Three male actors played all the roles. Plays were so important that prisoners were released from jail so they could be there. Aeshylus created dialogue and interacting characters. Every city-state had a theatre. Drama competitions were held for playwriting and acting.