2 Greek TheatreOrigins -historians believe that the first theatre started from the ceremonies Greeks attended in honor of Dionysus, the God of fertility/wine. -eventually, theatre attendance became a popular form of entertainment.
3 Greek TheatreHuge stone auditoriums were built for performances. (some could hold up to people)Plays were popular… but throwing food was allowed if you disliked it!All actors were men.
4 Greek Theatre There were two main types of plays: Tragedy – a play with an unhappy ending.Comedy – a play with a happy/cheerful ending.
5 Greek TheatreOther words we use in theatre today that comes from Ancient Greece:Orchestra – the place in front of the stage reserved for the chorus.Chorus – the actors who commented on the plot to the audience, they danced while they spoke.Theatron – the place where the audience sat.
6 Greek ArtGreek painters and sculptors showed human beings as beautiful and unflawed.This reflects the fact that a beautiful body was as important as a beautiful mind.People rarely expressed the extremes of emotion in art.
7 Greek ArtHuman figures in Greek art stood or sat in calm and dignified poses.The gods/goddesses were a popular subject.
8 Greek Art Art tended to take the following forms. Sculptures Paintings Pottery