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  • Architecture Of Ancient Greek And Roman Theatres
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    Of the many types of entertainment and past times we have today, theatre is still one of the most loved. For this we have to thank the very earliest forms of ancient Greek and Roman theatre. These ancient time plays were staged often in honor of a god and have paved the way for theatre as we know today. A particular aspect that has had a remarkable effect on the way theatre has evolved is the architecture of ancient theatres. The architecture of ancient Greek and Roman theatres have had a remark...
  • 5th Century Bce Three Tragedy Playwrights
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    Greek Theatre in 5th Century BCE The Ancient Greeks, probably one of the most fascinating civilizations to study contributed several discoveries and technological advancements. One can not discuss the Greeks without discussing Greek Theatre though. Greek Theater paved the way for literature and art in later history in many ways. If it wasn't for Greek Theatre famous play writers like Shakespeare would have never done what they are so very well known for. When studying Greek Theatre it is virtual...
  • Woman In Theatre Woman In Greek Theatre
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    Woman In Theatre Woman in Greek theatre is something you just don't see. In fact woman were put in the same category as slaves. In this time of the gods, woman were forbid to play their own part in the famous thing we call Greek theatre. Taking the place of these women were testosterone driven men portraying the woman part with their own preconceived idea of how woman really are. This act of men in drag to portray the "Woman", is absurd. In fact, who ever thought a male could act out the part of...
  • Intervals Between The Dancing Of The Chorus
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    How different cultures affected English Theater Theater unites the past and present in a unique cultural experience. Theatre continues to thrive and has become an important subject for study in schools and universities. Reaching back in time and across the world, this ranging new history draws on the latest scholarly research to describe and celebrate theatres greatest achievements over 4,500 years, from festival performances in Egypt to international multicultural theatre in the late twentieth ...
  • Similarities To The Greek Theatre
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    The Greek theatre is a crucial part of architectural history and how sporting venues are built today. The theatre provided entertainment to the citizens of Greece just as sports arenas do today. For example, the existence of the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, relies heavily on the Greek theatre and how it was constructed. The Greek theatre took shape in the late fifth century. It is made up of four basic parts. First, is the skene, which was a structure built in the background that would house pro...
  • Use Of Music In Greek Tragedy
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    1. How did Greek theatre evolve? Greek theatre began as rites performed in honour of the God Dionysis. To begin with choirs performed to Dionysis, they began to become far more formalized and far more complex. The first orchestra pit was a threshing floor worn down by oxen who trod upon it. The evolution of the audience began as people sitting on the ground to watch the rites performed, and then eventually became concreted sitting areas. They were always built on hills to accommodate large quant...
  • Costumes And Masks The Greeks
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    Ancient Greek Theatre TheaterStructureAncient Greek Theatre Essay, Research Paper Theater Structure Where did we get the idea of the theatre? From the Greeks. The Greeks were one of the first civilizations to have a theatre. It was built into a steep mountainside, and the shape of it was curved like a semicircle. The stadium faced a stage that only male actors could perform on, because women were thought of as housewives, and not artistic actors. Playwrights There were two types of plays: a trag...
  • Ten Years After The First Tragedy
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    Wars and the effects on ancient Greek theatre Grant Kohler Before the year 479 BCE, most of the innovations from the Greeks were art in its most common form and in the mathematics and sciences. Examples of this are Pythagoras in 525; he developed a throw about right triangles. It wasn? t until aproxiamtely 458 Bce that the first tragedy was created. Drama had existed before this, but in other forms. What we consider drama first began simply as a chorus of singers, usually singing in dactylic hex...

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