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1 Greek Drama = Tragedy 5/4/20151

2 2 Terms to Recall ACT: long section of a play/drama SCENE: division of acts at key transitions in location or action

3 Main Character Types PROTAGONIST:  main character  must face primary conflict ANTAGONIST:  one who acts against protagonist  creates conflict  not always a “villain” 5/4/20153

4 Round vs. Flat Round multi-dimensional variable personality Flat lacks dimension only see one main aspect of personality 5/4/20154

5 Dynamic v. Static Changes throughout the course of the narration Shows significant effects of conflicts 5/4/20155 Dynamic

6 Static Does not significantly change during the narration Seems to not be affected much by the conflicts 5/4/20156

7 Foils highlight each other’s differences not necessarily enemies a “love/hate” or “can’t live with you/can’t live without you” kind of relationship basis of partnerships in literature/film Sherlock and Watson bickering 5/4/20157

8 Greek Amphitheater Layout 5/4/20158

9 9 GREEK DRAMA TERMS Chorus: group sings/chants during the performance to represent the feelings of the general public Choragos: chorus leader

10 5/4/ GREEK DRAMA TERMS Parados: chorus comes on stage to signal the start Exodus: chorus signals the conclusion and moves off stage

11 5/4/ Strophe: chorus moves right-to-left and summarizes the main action of the scene Antistrophe: chorus immediately moves opposite direction and leads into next scene

12 Literary Terms: Ode: chorus pays tribute to idea or person; express deep thoughts Paean: chorus invokes the intervention of the gods to help 5/4/201512

13 5/4/ Tragic Flaw Personality trait that causes the protagonist to make a poor decision, usually with a fatal consequence

14 Hubris = excessive pride often the tragic flaw in Greek tragedies 5/4/201514

15 Catharsis The release of emotional tension following the acceptance of a traumatic event Usually brought on by art, music, a ceremony (funeral), etc. 5/4/201515

16 So, do you remember that story about Oedipus…? The family photo album will never be the same. 5/4/201516

17 5/4/ Key Details Curse on Thebes’ royal baby  taken to die in wilderness  adopted by shepherd  as adult, challenges Sphinx  saves Thebes  kills man who insulted him along journey (dad/king)  Thebes views a hero  marries widowed Queen (mom)  4 children (Antigone, Ismene, Eteocles, Polyneices)  Oedipus learns true identity from Tieresias (prophet)  exiles himself  Creon takes over  Polyneices fights against Thebes  not buried properly (traitor)  the play ANTIGONE begins.


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