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1Puzzle… Solve this:What goes on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening?
2Oedipus the kingWe will read “The Myth of Oedipus” (10-12 World Drama book) as a class, and fill out the accompanying handout.We will then use this to complete a story board of events.(Directions for the story board will come later…)
3IntroductionRead pages 7-8 in your “World Drama” book, and take notes on the first page of your handout.When finished, please wait for us to continue to the next activity.
4Introduction to Antigone Basics of drama (setting and conflict)Organization of the dramaLiterary Terms to look for
5Basics of AntigoneSetting: the city of Thebes, the morning after a war, way back in B.C.Conflict of story:Individual rights VS. StateMoral or Divine Law VS. Human Law
6Major Characters in Antigone Antigone – protagonist, daughter of OedipusCreon – King of Thebes and Antigone’s uncleIsmene – Antigone’s sisterHaemon – Creon’s son and Antigone’s fiancé
7Chorus Choragos“the elders of the city Thebes” whose age and opinion would have been respectedPart of cast who chant parados, odes and paean.Leader of the chorusOften times interacts with characters one on one
8The Organization of Antigone Prologue (story)Parados (song)Episode One (story)Ode One (song)StropheAntistropheEpisode Two (story)Ode Two (song)Episode Three (story)Ode Three (song)StropheAntistropheEpisode Four (story)Ode Four (song)Episode Five (story)Paean (song)Exodus (story)
9Prologue ParadosGoing to be set around central moral issue and set up basic conflictSets forth the subject and provides the mythological background necessary for understanding the events of the play.Our prologue stars our protagonist Antigone and her sister IsmeneSong sung by the chorus as it first enters. Named for the corridors at the front of the stage of a Greek theaterWritten in “ode” fashion.A choral song chanted by the chorusAfter the prologue
10EpisodesA narrative section of the play, when the main events take placeDivided from the next episode by a odes, or stasimons.
11Ode (Stasimon) a choral section of the play. The language of these sections is elevated, more “poetic”; often supplementary information or the mood of the play’s internal audience is revealedA choral ode that often reflects on the dialogue and events of the preceding episode.
12Parts of the Ode: Strophe: Antistrophe: Part of ode that the chorus chants as it moves from right to left across stagePart of ode that chorus chants as it moves back across stage from left to right
13Paean ExodusHymn in praise of god – in this case Dionysus, in whose honor the Greeks performed the playsThe final, or exit, scene
14Literary Terms to Look For Foil – a character who serves as a contrast to another characterAllusion – Reference to a statement, person, place, event or thing that is known from something else
15More Literary TermsMetaphor –a comparison between two unlike things without a connecting word such as like, as, than or resemblesSimile – a comparison between two unlike things WITH a connecting word such as like, as, than or resembles
16More Literary TermsVerbal Irony – when a speaker says one thing, but means the oppositeDramatic Irony – when the reader or the audience knows something important that a character does not know.
17More Literary TermsAlliteration – repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close togetherExample: “Sally sold seashells down by the sea shore"Theme – the central idea of a work