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1 Odd one out?

2 Volunteering = great grades! Some comments now, rest read privately. Who will type up from the test: –questions about texts 10 Oed and Lear? –comments about characters? : Lear 2, 3, 4 / 5+6 Oedipus 4, 5 –theme and imagery stuff 7, 8 (Oed and Lear)? –sim/diffs Oed 9? –Best definitions and info from Oed 3 and 6?

3 LO: We are learning how to notice and discuss the dramatic structure and purpose of tragedy, in the context of Ancient Greek theatre. SC: be able to list elements of tragedy and those in Oedipus, give an opinion about the purpose of those elements in affecting the audience in Oedipus.

4 Tragedy! In teams, make a list - what do you need in a drama to call it tragedy? What’s it for? How does Oedipus fit this?

5 Concepts change over time – Tragedy? Ancient Greece Aristotle’s Poetics Protagonist’s disastrous acts Bad judgement (hamartia) Pride v Gods = hubris Prot recog hub + ham = anagnorisis Limited plot, place and time = unities. Calamitous outcome = catastrophe + Audience emotional response = catharsis Latin Drama e.g. Seneca Parades of horror Classical gods - Roman Focus on duty Political Rhetorical style Middle Ages Simplified + Christianity Noble man falling from high glory God punishes wicked and rewards good Wheel of fortune Princes trusting earthly power = punished by G

6 Romantic Germans e.g. Goethe – world of imagination frees us from binds of society + hierarchies of religion and power. Prot = sensitive individ striving for self-expres World does not recog validity of personal feeling and vision Sensibility not royal blood makes you a tragic prot Romantic re-interps of Shakes Faust/Hedda Gabler etc Rennaissance change + contradictions Not just royal prot = political Sub-genre revenge Display and horror from Latin drama Christian morals – Protestant – indiv relat. with God But often set in pagan times Wheel of fortune But man is individual - own power and responsibility Now global/nihilism/conflict Early 20 th C “tragic flaw” – character criticism and start of psychology (A.C. Bradley) Later 20 th /21 st C “tragedy of the common man”. Life is pointless (nihilism) – godless (secular)? Capitalism, social class, global politics Man destroying the world. Tragedy of failing to act. Global politics. Public figures making private mistakes?

7 Tragedy Homework Everyone find one example of a tragic story/hero from a different author (not s or WS) for each period and bullet point tragic elements that fit the concept of tragedy in that period. 1.Ancient Greek drama (e.g. Euripides) 2.Rennaisance drama (e.g. Marlow) 3.Modern drama (e.g. Samuel Beckett) 4.Real life – Tiger Woods? Wayne Rooney? Extensions: Can have extra from same playwright (Sophocles or Shakespeare) but

8 EQ to reflect on/for Fri 24th “Although Classical Tragedy causes catharsis in the audience, it nevertheless keeps us at a distance from the protagonist’s real suffering.” Discuss this statement with reference to King Lear, in the light of your reading of Oedipus.

9 Once upon a long, long, time ago…

10 …in a land actually not that far away…

11 …the birthplace of democracy and cheap holidays…

12 And theatre as we know it…

13 Someone famous was about to put their foot in it…

14 Dramatic Structure – function of sections? Prologos (sets out problem) Priest + O, +C. Parados Chorus enter + STAY ON STAGE Episode 1 (Act) scenes 1 O+CH, 2 O+T [+ CH] Stasimon 1 (Choric Ode) hunted +hidden? Episode 2 sc 1 C+CH, 2 O+C, 3 J+O. [+ CH] Stasimon 2 CH to Z law, pride, godly help? Episode 3 sc 1 J + Gs, 2 MC + C, 3 O+J [+ CH] Stasimon 3 CH Short - Yay, find out tom! Ta! Episode 4 one scene only - SH+M+O [+ CH] Stasimon 4 CH lament – happiness to misery. Episode 5 sc 1 MR, 2 O-Is!, C+O, C+O+kids [+ CH] Exodos – final CH speech (lessons) and exit.

15 Who, what, where, when, how, why?

16 C+MASKS&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

17 Let’s Perform So, to perform our tragic drama, we need: An audience A round stage with platform at the front Professional main character actors Large masks so we can tell which one they are A chorus of amateurs Chorus masks, so they don’t just look like mates Costumes for everyone Tissues, wine, comedy to pick us up afterwards..

18 LO: We are learning how to notice and discuss the dramatic structure and purpose of tragedy, in the context of Ancient Greek theatre. SC: be able to list elements of tragedy and those in Oedipus, give an opinion about the purpose of those elements in affecting the audience in Oedipus.


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