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Greek Tragedy by Mind Map: Greek Tragedy
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Greek Tragedy

Tragedy

Suffering that is brought on by circumstances beyond human controll

Fate

Absurdity

Divine Caprice

Accident

Deals with human suffering

Lack of knowledge

Arrogance

Fate

Bad luck

Consequences

Used to please the god Dionysus.

Writers

Aeschylus

c. 525-456 B.C.E

Sophocles

c. 469-406 B.C.E

Euripides

c. 485-406 B.C.E

Production

Ancient Greece

Fifth century B.C.E

3 actors and a chorus of 12

Play goers set on the thearon

Plays

Agamemnon

Theban plays (Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus)

Medea

Bacchae

Hippolytus

Alecestis

Greek Theater Structure

Orchestra

"Dancing space"

Usually circular

Thearon

"Viewing space"

Part of the hillside overlooking the orchestra

Skene

"The tent"

25 feet wide and 10 feet deep

In the back of the stage

Actors used it for special scenes

Parodos

"Passageways"

Where the chorus and actors made their entrances

Audience used it to enter and exit as well

Some Famous Theaters

Theater of Argos

Built in the 4th century BC

Held 15,000 spectators on the seats hewn from the rock

Theater of Dionysus

In Athens Greece

One of the first theaters

Theater of Corinth

First was built by Emperor Hadrian and had 15,000

Located in Corinth

Theater of Cassope

Hellenistic theater at Cassope

Built at the northwest edge of the city on a rocky hillside

Second theater to the south

Bibliography

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