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1 Greek Theater Alex Moore Steven Starks Joey Roberts Alex Hugaurd

2 Background of Theater The first time that theater was written and performed was around BC. during Athens the golden age. The first time that theater was written and performed was around BC. during Athens the golden age. Plays were written for a yearly festival, in honor of the god Dionysus, and were either Comedies or Tragedies. Plays were written for a yearly festival, in honor of the god Dionysus, and were either Comedies or Tragedies.

3 Greek Masks All the actors played multiple roles so a mask was used to show the change in character and mood. All the actors played multiple roles so a mask was used to show the change in character and mood. Usually the masks were made of linen, wood, or leather Usually the masks were made of linen, wood, or leather A marble or stone face was used as a mould for the mask. A marble or stone face was used as a mould for the mask. Human or animal hair was also used. Human or animal hair was also used. The eyes were fully drawn but in place of the pupil there was a small hole so the actor could see. The eyes were fully drawn but in place of the pupil there was a small hole so the actor could see.

4 Structure of the Theater The Geek Theater played a major role in the Greek civilization. The Geek Theater played a major role in the Greek civilization. People would meet here and enjoy the festivities for many hours. People would meet here and enjoy the festivities for many hours.

5 Structure of the Theater Cont. Orchestra: The orchestra was a big circle. It was a stage where the chorus would dance, sing, and relate with the actors who were on the stage. Orchestra: The orchestra was a big circle. It was a stage where the chorus would dance, sing, and relate with the actors who were on the stage. Theatron: The theatron is where the audience would sit. The theatron was part of a hillside overlooking the orchestra, and be around a part of the orchestra, this structure would make it easier for people to hear. Theatron: The theatron is where the audience would sit. The theatron was part of a hillside overlooking the orchestra, and be around a part of the orchestra, this structure would make it easier for people to hear.

6 Structure of the Theater Cont. Skene: The skene was a building directly behind the stage. It had at least one set of doors, and actors could make entrances and exits through them. Skene: The skene was a building directly behind the stage. It had at least one set of doors, and actors could make entrances and exits through them. Parodos: The parodoi are the paths that the chorus and some actors made their entrances and exits. Parodos: The parodoi are the paths that the chorus and some actors made their entrances and exits.

7 First Actors Thespsis was the first Greek actor Thespsis was the first Greek actor Actor called the hyprocrites Actor called the hyprocrites All actors were also all male All actors were also all male Another name that soon evolved was Protagonist Another name that soon evolved was Protagonist /, and tead.com/ /, and tead.com/ / tead.com/ / tead.com/ I am Thespsis.

8 Special Effects in Greek Theater The theater had one special effect, which was floating The theater had one special effect, which was floating There would be a crane and it would be attatched to the actor and make them appear to float There would be a crane and it would be attatched to the actor and make them appear to float Lighting, background changes, curtains, and sounds were unavailable to the Greeks Lighting, background changes, curtains, and sounds were unavailable to the Greeks Instead, all special effects had to be done through the script Instead, all special effects had to be done through the script Murder, sex, natural disasters, suicide, and battles all took place offstage Murder, sex, natural disasters, suicide, and battles all took place offstage Messengers then reported the results Messengers then reported the results Given the practical constraints, this was the only sensible way of doing business Given the practical constraints, this was the only sensible way of doing business

9 Work Cited Steven Starks: Theater Structure Steven Starks: Theater Structure Title: Ancient Greek Theater Author: Walter Englert Title: Ancient Greek Theater Author: Walter EnglertWalter EnglertWalter Englert URL: URL: Information: This page is designed to provide a brief introduction to Ancient Greek Theater, and to provide tools for further research. Information: This page is designed to provide a brief introduction to Ancient Greek Theater, and to provide tools for further research. Last Updated: N/A Last Updated: N/A Apply to Me: Gives me the information about the Greek Theater. Apply to Me: Gives me the information about the Greek Theater. Used Info: I used all the information that I needed to give me the right knowledge. Used Info: I used all the information that I needed to give me the right knowledge. Pages: I looked through only one page of this site. Pages: I looked through only one page of this site. Fact or Opinion: This site is only stating facts about the structure of the Greek Theater. Fact or Opinion: This site is only stating facts about the structure of the Greek Theater. Date Accessed: 2/15/05 Date Accessed: 2/15/05 Alex Moore: Masks Alex Moore: Masks Title: Ancient Greek Theatre Author: Ellie Crystal Title: Ancient Greek Theatre Author: Ellie Crystal URL: URL: Information: This site was used to give the reader basic knowledge of Greek masks Information: This site was used to give the reader basic knowledge of Greek masks Last Updated: N/A Last Updated: N/A Apply to Me: Gives information about Greek Masks Apply to Me: Gives information about Greek Masks Used Info: All of the info about Greek theater masks Used Info: All of the info about Greek theater masks Pages: There was only one page on this site Pages: There was only one page on this site Fact or Opinion: This website only has information about Greek masks Fact or Opinion: This website only has information about Greek masks Date Accessed: 2/15/05 Date Accessed: 2/15/05 Joey Roberts: First Actors Joey Roberts: First Actors Title of Site and authors name (if any): Thespis Title of Site and authors name (if any): Thespis URL of Site: URL of Site: Concise description of Sites information: This site summarizes Thespiss life and what significance he was to Greek Theatre. Concise description of Sites information: This site summarizes Thespiss life and what significance he was to Greek Theatre. The date the site was last updated. No date The date the site was last updated. No date How does the information on this site apply to your research? I had to research the first actor and Thespis introduced the first actor, Hipocrates. Also I researched Thespis and it gave information such as he was the inventor of tragedy How does the information on this site apply to your research? I had to research the first actor and Thespis introduced the first actor, Hipocrates. Also I researched Thespis and it gave information such as he was the inventor of tragedy What information will you use from this site and what is its relevance? He was often considered the inventor of tragedy, and his name is recorded as the first to win a prize for tragedy at the Great Dionysia, c. 534 BC. Attic Greek poet from the deme (district) of Icaria who reputedly originated the actor's role in drama. What information will you use from this site and what is its relevance? He was often considered the inventor of tragedy, and his name is recorded as the first to win a prize for tragedy at the Great Dionysia, c. 534 BC. Attic Greek poet from the deme (district) of Icaria who reputedly originated the actor's role in drama. How many pages did you look through on this site? How many pages did you look through on this site? Is this web site presenting factual information or opinion? If opinion, does, the author of the information offer a balanced opinion, or does the material show bias? Factual information Is this web site presenting factual information or opinion? If opinion, does, the author of the information offer a balanced opinion, or does the material show bias? Factual information Date you accessed the site February 15, 2005 Date you accessed the site February 15, 2005 Title of Site and authors name (if any): Ancient Greek Theatre Title of Site and authors name (if any): Ancient Greek Theatre URL of Site: URL of Site: Concise description of Sites information: The information on this site talks about the origins of Greek theatre and everything that makes up Greek theatre such as amphitheaters and the famous people. Concise description of Sites information: The information on this site talks about the origins of Greek theatre and everything that makes up Greek theatre such as amphitheaters and the famous people. The date the site was last updated The date the site was last updated How does the information on this site apply to your research? I used the information on the Thespsis who created the first actor, Hipocrites. How does the information on this site apply to your research? I used the information on the Thespsis who created the first actor, Hipocrites. What information will you use from this site and what is its relevance? Thespis of Attica added an actor who interacted with the chorus. This actor was called the protagonist, from which the modern word protagonist is derived, meaning the main character of a drama. The word thespian, meaning actor, also derives from Thespis What information will you use from this site and what is its relevance? Thespis of Attica added an actor who interacted with the chorus. This actor was called the protagonist, from which the modern word protagonist is derived, meaning the main character of a drama. The word thespian, meaning actor, also derives from Thespis How many pages did you look through on this site? 1 How many pages did you look through on this site? 1 Is this web site presenting factual information or opinion? If opinion, does, the author of the information offer a balanced opinion, or does the material show bias? Factual Information Is this web site presenting factual information or opinion? If opinion, does, the author of the information offer a balanced opinion, or does the material show bias? Factual Information Date you accessed the site February 15, 2005 Date you accessed the site February 15, 2005 Alex Moore: Special Effects in Greek Theater Alex Moore: Special Effects in Greek Theater Title: Greek Tragedy Author: Peter Struck Title: Greek Tragedy Author: Peter Struck URL:http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/tragedy/theater.php URL:http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/tragedy/theater.php URL:http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/tragedy/theater.php Information: It gives and abundance of information and not much on special effects Information: It gives and abundance of information and not much on special effects Last Updated: N/A Last Updated: N/A Apply to Me: Gives enough information on special effects in Greek theater Apply to Me: Gives enough information on special effects in Greek theater Used Info: I used all of the information on special effects it had. Used Info: I used all of the information on special effects it had. Pages: I only used the page that had the special effects info on it Pages: I only used the page that had the special effects info on it Fact or Opinion: This website has a great amount of information but not an abundance on special effects Fact or Opinion: This website has a great amount of information but not an abundance on special effects Date Accessed: 2/16/05 Date Accessed: 2/16/05 Slide Show by Alex Moore Slide Show by Alex Moore

10 Title of Site and authors name (if any): Ancient Greek Theatre Title of Site and authors name (if any): Ancient Greek Theatre URL of Site: URL of Site: Concise description of Sites information: The information on this site talks about the origins of Greek theatre and everything that makes up Greek theatre such as amphitheaters and the famous people. Concise description of Sites information: The information on this site talks about the origins of Greek theatre and everything that makes up Greek theatre such as amphitheaters and the famous people. The date the site was last updated The date the site was last updated How does the information on this site apply to your research? I used the information on the Thespsis who created the first actor, Hipocrites. How does the information on this site apply to your research? I used the information on the Thespsis who created the first actor, Hipocrites. What information will you use from this site and what is its relevance? Thespis of Attica added an actor who interacted with the chorus. This actor was called the protagonist, from which the modern word protagonist is derived, meaning the main character of a drama. The word thespian, meaning actor, also derives from Thespis What information will you use from this site and what is its relevance? Thespis of Attica added an actor who interacted with the chorus. This actor was called the protagonist, from which the modern word protagonist is derived, meaning the main character of a drama. The word thespian, meaning actor, also derives from Thespis How many pages did you look through on this site? 1 How many pages did you look through on this site? 1 Is this web site presenting factual information or opinion? If opinion, does, the author of the information offer a balanced opinion, or does the material show bias? Factual Information Is this web site presenting factual information or opinion? If opinion, does, the author of the information offer a balanced opinion, or does the material show bias? Factual Information Date you accessed the site February 15, 2005 Date you accessed the site February 15, 2005 Alex Hugaurd: Special Effects in Greek Theater Alex Hugaurd: Special Effects in Greek Theater Title: Greek Tragedy Author: Peter Struck Title: Greek Tragedy Author: Peter Struck URL:http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/tragedy/theater.php URL:http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/tragedy/theater.php URL:http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/tragedy/theater.php Information: It gives and abundance of information and not much on special effects Information: It gives and abundance of information and not much on special effects Last Updated: N/A Last Updated: N/A Apply to Me: Gives enough information on special effects in Greek theater Apply to Me: Gives enough information on special effects in Greek theater Used Info: I used all of the information on special effects it had. Used Info: I used all of the information on special effects it had. Pages: I only used the page that had the special effects info on it Pages: I only used the page that had the special effects info on it Fact or Opinion: This website has a great amount of information but not an abundance on special effects Fact or Opinion: This website has a great amount of information but not an abundance on special effects Date Accessed: 2/16/05 Date Accessed: 2/16/05 Slide Show by Alex Moore Slide Show by Alex Moore

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