Flashcards in Greek Theater Test Deck (36)
Playwrite of Antigone who was considered to be extreme good looking and lived to be 90 years old
Sophocles lived during the golden age
Cultural peek where arts were encouraged
Wealthy, educated, good looking
Athlete& musician- lead in a play
Defenition of the Attic Bee
Could extract pure honey from words
Sophocles play history
Wrote 120 plays
Only 7 remain
Greatest writer w/ oedipus the king
Chorus 12>> 15 members
Sang, dance & commentary of scenes
Share in the action
Originally 50 men to praiseDionysus
6th century BCE - Thespius was 1st actor
(Why actors are called thespians)
12 century BCE Aeschylus- 2 actors 12 chorus
Who did Sophocles influence?
Aeschylus & Euripides
Characteristics of a Tragic hero
Position- royal w great power (much to lose)
How many plays remain?
Why did Antigone have 2nd thoughts about wanting to die?
She has yet to live
Unmarried, not a mother
What is the augur's name
What happens when Antigone asks Ismene to help her?
She refuses and says it's not a lady job
Shes afraid of Creon
List of Characters
Who is Antigone?
Teenage who goes from princess to prisoner
Why did Creon not want to bury Polynices?
Because he attacked the city
Who was Antigone engaged to?
Who is he related to?
Haemon, Creon's son
Who is Eurideces?
Characteristics of a Tragic Hero
Position: royal or noble with power (something to lose)
Tragic Flaw: Irreversible error
Reversal: downfall from tragic flaw
Recgonition: Realization of flaw
Building behind the stage
First of many episode
Where spectators sat
Set the atmosphere of the play
Song sung by the chorus upon entering
Greek word for the god within us
Reflects on episodes