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BELL WORK Directions: Take the NOTES from the back of the class and answer the following questions on the NOTES. Be prepared to share your answers with the class. 1) What festival did the Greeks perform plays? 2) What are the three types of Greek theatre? 3) Who were the four most famous Greek playwrights? 4) What did you find the most interesting from the video?
Objectives I will identify and describe aspects Ancient Greek Theatre I will identify and describe playwrights and the structure of Ancient Greek satyr, comedy, and tragedy
Greek Theatre Take notes on the video!
Greek Theatre: The Stage Amphitheater Took advantage of mountain/hill structure Located near Sanctuaries and Temples (Honoring Gods and Mythology through theatre) Orchestra = “dancing place” for chorus and chief performers Theatron = “seeing place” or audience seating, great acoustics Skene = “tent” – storage for actors and props Preferential seating for priests, Boule members, and other magistrates
Theater of Dionysus
Greek Theatre: Chorus Greek Chorus Performed in the orchestra Sang, danced, acted, and narrated Gave important background information and commented as the ‘audience’ or ‘society’ Provided insight to the audience (breaking the 4 th wall) Numbering from 12 to 50 men Modern Day Example Take notes on HOW this is like a Greek Chorus
Greek Theatre: Costumes Masks Part of religious ritual Change character quickly (usually only 3 men performed all of the roles) Identify sex, social class, or change in character Helmet like, made of leather, linen, wood, or cork with human or animal hair
Types of Plays: Satyr Authors: Pratinas, Aeshylus, Euripides, Sophocles Earliest form of comedic play Satyr = half man, half beast Used to “lighten up” the mood after tragedies Rowdy, raunchy, low-brow humor Scenario Satyr(s) intrudes on a myth Stirs up comic havoc and steers myth off course Myth, however, comes to its traditional end
Types of Plays: Comedy Authors: Aristophanes, Aeschylus Loose plot, more important to be funny Lampoon Reducto as absurdum Mock ideas, magistrates, and gods Scenario - Take a myth, policy, or ‘politician’ that is ‘dumb’ - Create a ridiculous scenario revolving around myth, policy, or ‘politician’ - Hilarity ensues
Types of Plays: Tragedies Authors: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides Serious Trilogy (3 plays) Deal with big themes: Love, Lose, Pride, Abuse of Power, Gods Audience is affected through pity or fear Scenario Hero has a downfall through a tragic flaw (hubris, fate, or will of gods) Hero undergoes a change of fate Hero has some revelation
Homework Create your own Greek Play! Choose the type of play (satyr, tragedy, comedy) Follow the structure (can be an outline) Create what the first chorus would say (society introducing topic) Draw a mask of one of the characters (a sketch is fine!)