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Introduction to Theatre Studies
Dr. Shifflett
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kate Hoffman on Wednesday February 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Thea 201 at University of Mississippi taught by Dr. Shifflett in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 54 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Theatre Studies in Theatre at University of Mississippi.


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Date Created: 02/24/16
Theatre notes Test today till 12 am 60minutes, 20 questions Ancient Greek theatre Demographics and info about ancient greeks; review history notes Persian wars led to golden age of Greece, or age of Pericles. He funded the arts and culture in Athens… Theoric fund: 490 bc. Money set aside specifically for theatre arts Choral music: the highest form of greek music, providing the most philosophical depth, structural complexity, and emotional range. It was essential to any festival-harvest, victory, marriage, etc… Dance in Greece: expressive exercise, sexual stimulant, celebration of human form Gymnopedia: the festival of naked youth; dedicated to the memory of Spartan military defeat. Also promoted eugenic marriage and population growth Dionysus: god of wine, sex, fertility, drunkenness, theatre; Dionysian festival shows down to a series of choric hymns, and stories (dithyrambs). Thesbis: the first to step out of chorus and impersonate characters Earlier theatre in india, Egypt, etc; Main greek playwrights: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides Acting: three actors max, always men, wore masks plato and Aristotle plato broke down the 6 elements of theatre: plot character, thought, diction, music, spectacle.


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