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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (XI)

( CONTINUED FROM  16/12/16) B. Aeschylean Drama The reason for such a rough road to success but also his enduring presence on the Athenian stage centered, no doubt, around his well-documented ingenuity as a poet, playwright and technician of theatre. … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (X)

( CONTINUED FROM   4/05/16) C. Producers and Sponsorship Last but not least, the organization and sponsorship of the Dionysia and the Lenaea, the principal dramatic festivals in Athens, evolved drastically over time. While it is hard to keep track of … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (IX)

( CONTINUED FROM   28/05/15 ) III. Actors and Acting in Ancient Greece Thus, Euripides’ Orestes ends with what has to be one of most breath-taking scenes in all of Greek theatre, employing every resource the Theatre of Dionysus in the … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (VIII)

( CONTINUED FROM   3/10/14 ) Chapter 6: Early Classical Theatre I. Introduction: An Overview of Classical Greek Drama Let’s begin by overviewing what we’ll cover in the next two sections of the class: Classical Greek Tragedy (Section 2) and Greek … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (VII)

( CONTINUED FROM   12/12/13 ) CLASSICAL GREEK TRAGEDY AND THEATRE Chapter 5: The Classical Age of Greece I. Introduction: The Persian Wars and the Beginning of the Classical Age       Pisistratus, the tyrant of Athens during the last … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (VI)

( CONTINUED FROM   19/03/13 ) Greek Dithyramb TEXT: Bacchylides, The Theseus Dithyramb Questions to Ponder Concerning This Text: • Is this a fully theatrical “drama”? Does it contain all the elements essential to theatre? • Since by nature scripts leave … Continue reading

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