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Date Created: 09/09/16
Theater History Notes 9/2/16 - 9/9/16 - Euripides (484 - 406 BCE) - won 4 awards in life and 1 in death - Medea won 3rd place in 431 - supposedly wrote 92 plays - only about 19 remain available - The first tragedy competition took place in 455 BCE - Euripides Dramatic Conventions - reduced use of the Greek chorus - depictions of flawed Gods - multi-dimensional humans - heavy reliance on dues ex machina (god from a machine) - powerful women - Greek Theatre - men, women, and slaves could attend - men were required by law to attend - about 20 people involved per production - 3 actors, 1 chorus leader, 12-15 chorus members - Only men participated in the production. - Role of the Chorus - exposition - connection between audience and characters - Athens, 431 BCE - end of the golden age ofAthens -Athens and Sparta allied to defeat Persians - compete for power - Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE) - a comedy of errors - Sparta wins,Athens crumbles -Athens falls to Macedonian rule in 388 BCE - Jason and the Golden Fleece - Jason must go find the golden fleece in order to regain his royal status - With the help of Medea, he obtains it - The two marry and settle in Corinth, setting the stage for Medea No Notes for 9/9/16
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