Greek Drama

Greek Drama

Origins of Drama Drama was seen as a gift from the Gods and Gods were to be honored through it

Chorus + Actors + Dialogue = Greek Drama! Play writes were also the lead actor, the

choreographer, the costumer, the composer and the director. Other Elements Aristotles Six Elements of Drama Plot

Thought/Theme Character Music Spectacle (Setting) Diction/Language Greek Drama: The Tragedy

Tragedy is meant to reaffirm that life is worth living, regardless of suffering or pain Conflict between people and the universe The Tragic Hero asks the first and last of all questions: What does it mean to be?

Tragedy: The Hero Comes from Nobility Tragic Flaw Undergoes a Reversal of

Fortune Has a Downfall Recognizes his Mistakes Greek Drama: Comedy Comedies were NOT intended to make a broader social comment

Average people whose fortunes went from bad to good It had to be more believable than tragedy Today: Sitcoms Comedy: The Structure Introduce

the problem The outrageous solution is proposed Solution is acted on In the middle of all this, the chorus would address the audience about a (sometimes loosely related) political or social problem Everyone reconciles in a very happy final scene

Polis Drama Competition! In your polis teams you will interpret an everyday issue into a Greek comedy or tragedy

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