1 st member of the chorus to break away and read separately Actors are now called thespians Masks were said to be his creation
Women were not allowed to act To represent women, men wore masks
Around 400 BC, the theatre could seat over 15,000, which made it hard for people to see and hear from all the way in the back They were large so people all the way in the back could see Around 30 different types of masks
Despite the age of these ancient plays, these stories are still so classic and universally accepted that they still remain popular in today’s society The playwrights would do it all; write, composed music, choreographed dances, directed, & often held the lead role. Wrote both comedies and tragedies. Aeschylus o “Father of Tragedy” o Believed to have written over 90 plays, but only 7 survived Sophocles o Most known for Oedipus and Antigone Euripides o Wrote Medea Aristophanes o Only Greek comedy writer whose plays remain intact in full
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