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1 The Performance Experience Rebecca Cooper, Maggie Reynolds, Casey Cameron and Joey Nizich

2 Performers and their experience in Ancient Greek theatres In Ancient Greece actors were always men. In Ancient Greece actors were always men. Women were not allowed to act. Women were not allowed to act. Males played female roles. Males played female roles. Called hypocrites, not actors Called hypocrites, not actors men who played female roles had to wear dresses and shoes called cothornous which were wooden and high heeled men who played female roles had to wear dresses and shoes called cothornous which were wooden and high heeled Using the parado, or the stage right entrance, showed the audience members that the person has just come from town or a form of civilization. Using the parado, or the stage right entrance, showed the audience members that the person has just come from town or a form of civilization. The left parado showed that the person was coming from a place in nature, such as a meadow or a forest, as well as coming from abroad. The left parado showed that the person was coming from a place in nature, such as a meadow or a forest, as well as coming from abroad.

3 Role of the chorus Greek shows consist of chorus singing Greek shows consist of chorus singing This music is used to emphasize the mood of the play and comes in at times to restate what has happened in order to make sure that the audience understands the plot This music is used to emphasize the mood of the play and comes in at times to restate what has happened in order to make sure that the audience understands the plot This is very helpful in the understanding of the play and allows for people to experience not only acting, but a musical experience as well This is very helpful in the understanding of the play and allows for people to experience not only acting, but a musical experience as well Many of the Greek actors played instruments and sang as well, and were typically not accepted into a theatre troupe unless they had something artistically to offer (aside from acting) Many of the Greek actors played instruments and sang as well, and were typically not accepted into a theatre troupe unless they had something artistically to offer (aside from acting)

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5 The audience and their experience at the theatre The audience consisted of people from all over the Greek social hierarchy, but the social divisions were shown through the seating in the theatre. The audience consisted of people from all over the Greek social hierarchy, but the social divisions were shown through the seating in the theatre. Typically, the upper class would sit more towards the front, whilst the lower class and people of lower status would have to watch from the back. Typically, the upper class would sit more towards the front, whilst the lower class and people of lower status would have to watch from the back. The response of the audiences was very important, as it influenced the decisions of the judges, whom evaluated the plays and determined their worth. The response of the audiences was very important, as it influenced the decisions of the judges, whom evaluated the plays and determined their worth. The theatres could typically hold up to 14,000 people. The theatres could typically hold up to 14,000 people.

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7 Comprehension Questions 1) What is the stage right entrance called? 2) Did Greek Performers only act in the plays they participated in? 3) Where would the lower class sit in the audience?

8 Bibliography Englert, Walter. "ACTORS IN ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE." Ancient Greek Theater. Web. 18 Mar Englert, Walter. "ACTORS IN ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE." Ancient Greek Theater. Web. 18 Mar Fonseca, Ruben. "Ancient Greek Theater." Ancient Greek Theater. Web. 18 Mar Fonseca, Ruben. "Ancient Greek Theater." Ancient Greek Theater. Web. 18 Mar Phillips, K. "ACTORS IN ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE." Ancient Greek Stage. Web. 18 Mar Phillips, K. "ACTORS IN ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE." Ancient Greek Stage. Web. 18 Mar Phillips, K. "ACTORS IN ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE." Stage Directions for Ancient Greek Theatre. Web. 18 Mar Phillips, K. "ACTORS IN ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE." Stage Directions for Ancient Greek Theatre. Web. 18 Mar Phillips, K. "ACTORS IN ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE." Web. 18 Mar Phillips, K. "ACTORS IN ANCIENT GREEK THEATRE." Web. 18 Mar "Tragic Costumes." TheatreHistory.com. Ed. Alfred Bates. Web. 18 Mar "Tragic Costumes." TheatreHistory.com. Ed. Alfred Bates. Web. 18 Mar


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