2 The Greek TragedyBelieved that dramatic structure of Greek tragedy influenced the eventual division of a play into acts and scenes.Greek tragedy divided into five sections.
3 1. The Prologue (Prologos) Opening portion of the playSets the scene and contains the exposition
4 2. The Parados Entrance song of the Chorus Named after the broad isles on either side of the theatron (theatre), where the Chorus entered and exited from.
5 3. The Episodes (Scenes) Scene in the action (plot) of the drama. Scenes (episodes) are performed by the actors (distinguished from stasimons—performed by the Chorus).Episodes alternate with the stasimons.
6 4. Stasimons (Odes) A choral passage (performed by the Chorus) Alternates with the episodesType of lyric poem.Chorus performed through song and dance accompanied by instruments.
7 5. Exodos Concluding section of the tragedy. Ends with the chorus singing their final lines as they exit.
8 How Oedipus relates to Plot Structure: Exposition—Prologue, ParadosRising Action—Scene 1, Ode 1 through Scene 3,Ode 3Climax—Scene 4Falling Action—Ode 4, ExodosResolution--Exodos