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  • Greek Tragedy: Oedipus

    Theatre Components Actors Chorus

  • Greek Theatre: Main components

    Theatron: literally, the watching place

    Orchestra: literally, the dancing place

    Skene (skn): scene, or backdrop

  • Theatron Daylight Class issues Women Comfort Sound effects

  • Orchestra Challenges:

    Size Distance from

    audience Holding

    interest

  • Skene Where the actors

    changed costumes and masks

    Behind orchestra Served as backdrop,

    house Decorative in later

    years Holds mechane

    (mkhan)

  • Other Theatre Components

    Parados: passageways

    Ekkykleme: the thing that rolls

    Mechane: crane used for special effect

  • Thespian (Actor) 3 Actors, all men Various roles Wore masks Onkos headdress worn

    by actors to increase their height for visibility

    Elaborate gestures, over-acting

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  • Chorus 12-15 men Singing & Dancing

    Strophe: the first of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode.

    Antistrophe the second of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode.

    Parodos: (in ancient Greek drama) an ode sung by the chorus at their entrance, usually beginning the play.

  • Oedipus in context

    Dionysia Sophocles The Triology

  • How did drama get Started?

    They started as a religious Ceremony to honor the God Dionysis.

    Why Dionysis? Because as the god of wine and feast,

    the drunken revelries that ensued in his worship allowed people to act as people other than themselves: hence, he became the god of acting as well.

  • Sophocles 495 B.C.E. :Born in

    Colonus, in Attica 441: Writes Antigone 431-404:

    Peloponnesian War (Athens v. Sparta)

    429: Writes Oedipus Rex

    406: Sophocles dies

  • The Three Plays of the Oedipus Cycle

    Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Antigone Antigone is the third play in the trilogy, but

    Sophocles wrote it before he wrote the other two plays.

  • Oedipus Rex Delphic Oracle,

    prophecy Corinth Sphinx riddle Self-punishment Children: Eteocles,

    Polyneices, Ismene, Antigone

  • Corinth: Agora

  • Corinth

    Sanctuary to Artemis

  • Corinth 17th Century

    Skeleton from burial ground

  • Oracle at Delphi Apollo Parnassus Temple Pythia Oracle trust in

    Athens wooden walls

  • Delphi: Temple to Apollo

  • Delphi: View of valley

  • Image and Textual References

    Ancient Greek Theater. Retrieved July 20, 2007, Web site: http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110tech/graphics/theaterdiagram.jpg

    Damen, (2006). Classical Drama and Theatre. Retrieved July 20, 2007, Web site: www.usu.edu/.../11/vaseactorholdingmask.jpg

    Greek Drama. Retrieved July 20, 2007, Web site: www.baylor.edu/~John_Thorburn/Attica2.GIF Hellenic World Staff (2007). The Greek Sphinx. Retrieved July 20, 2007, from The Hellenic World Web site:

    www.ancientworlds.net/.../08/55/00085574_320.jpg Retrieved July 20, 2007, Web site:

    http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~tcf/pictures/electra.png&imgrefurl=http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~tcf/pastevents.html

    Startz, A. (2006). Retrieved July 20, 2007, Web site: http://casweb.ou.edu/home/news/events/images/sophocles.jpg

    The Classical Greek Chorus. Retrieved July 20, 2007, Web site: www2.selu.edu/.../classes/engl230/Chorus.jpg

    http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110tech/graphics/theaterdiagram.jpghttp://www.baylor.edu/~John_Thorburn/Attica2.GIFhttp://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~tcf/pictures/electra.png&imgrefurl=http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~tcf/pastevents.htmlhttp://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~tcf/pictures/electra.png&imgrefurl=http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~tcf/pastevents.htmlhttp://casweb.ou.edu/home/news/events/images/sophocles.jpg

    Greek Tragedy: OedipusGreek Theatre: Main componentsTheatronOrchestraSkeneOther Theatre ComponentsThespian (Actor)ChorusOedipus in contextHow did drama get Started?SophoclesThe Three Plays of the Oedipus CycleOedipus RexSlide Number 14Corinth: AgoraCorinthCorinthOracle at DelphiDelphi: Temple to ApolloDelphi: View of valleyImage and Textual References

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