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Elements of Classical Tragedy

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    Theatre is the product of an architect.  Theatrum, a place for seeing.

 

Elements of Greek Tragedy (Classical) 

 

 

5th century B.C.

 

dithyramb

 

Dionysus

 

Great Dionysia

 

Choral odes:

 

Strophe

 

Antistrophe

 

Epode

 

Structure:

 

Protasis

 

Epitasis

 

Catastasis

 

  Catastrophe

 

Hamaratia

 

Hybris (Hubris)

 

Aristotle's Dramatic Unities

Action

 

Time

 

Place

 

Sophocles

 


Oedipus Rex

 

Antigone

 

Dramatic irony

 

Tragic irony

 

Characteristics of a tragic hero

 

Chorus

 

Choregus

 

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