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Flashcards in Lit Q- Greek Drama Terms Deck (21):
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a purification of emotions

Catharsis

2

great pride

Hybris

3

entrance ode by the chorus

Parados

4

a dramatic scene from the play

Episode

5

comments that give an idea of what may happen later on in the work of fiction

Foreshadowing

6

notes in the play that describe how the action should be performed

Stage Directions

7

a character revealing his thoughts to another character on stage while all the other characters cannot hear

Aside

8

a lengthy speech by one character expressing his thoughts while no other character is on the stage

Soliloquy

9

character flaw or judgment error

Hamartia

10

a choral ode

Stasimon

11

conversation between characters

Dialogue

12

scene with the catastrophe and parting lines of the chorus and/or characters

Exodos

13

an opening speech that introduces the play's main characters, plot, and setting

Prologue

14

changing or dressing room

Skene

15

place where the chorus sang and danced

Orchestra

16

entrance to the orchestra for the chorus

Parodos

17

backdrop for the plays

Proskenion

18

place where people sat and watched

Theatron

19

altar to Dionysus; and acting stage

Thymele

20

List the three unities of Greek drama and what they mean.

1) time- within 24 hours
2) place- takes place in only ONE place the whole time
3) action- one action

21

List the parts of the definition of a Greek tragedy.

1) verse drama (poetic form)
2) elevated language
3) noble falls to ruin during a struggle
4) tragic flaw (hamartia) in his character / error in his rulings