Flashcards in Lit Q- Bckgrd Antig & Greek Drama Deck (24):
added a second actor
author of the Oedipus trilogy
Greek drama was started at the festival for him
father of drama
reduced the participation of the chorus
added deus ex machina to dramas
actors were named after him
added a third actor
Queen of Thebes
Oedipus's two daughters
Ismene & Antigone
Oedipus's two sons
Polynices & Eteocles
brother of Jocasta
prophet of Thebes
city of the most famous oracle
city where Oedipus was the prince
god that gave the oracles their prophecies
What three things did a chorus do in a Greek play?
comment about what just happened
What is the translation of deus ex machina?
god from the machine
What are the literal and metaphorical meanings of deus ex machina?
literal- actor/actress is brought down in the air using a machine like ropes & pulls
metaphorical- when a god would go into the play and solve a problem
What were Greek plays based on?
popular myths or legends
What did Greek plays not use?
What two things were used in Greek plays by the actors?
Where were Greek plays performed?
in outdoor theatres