Flashcards in Test 3 Deck (51)
We are quite confident but not 100% certain of what Greek theatre was like
The large circular playing area of a Greek theatre is called the skene
The Braggart Soldier was written by Seneca
False (it was plautus)
The emperor Nero wrote 14 plays. Only 2 survived.
During the first phase of Roman civilization only Tragedies were performed.
Roman theatre surpassed Greek theatre in every way.
During the second phase of Roman civilization only Comedies were performed
Roman plays were less philosophically profound than Greek plays
Unlike Greek theatre Roman theatre was only associated with religious festivals
There are 0 surviving tragedies but 9 comedies from the 2nd phase of Roman civilization
The Roman theatre eliminated the chorus
Roman theatre added sound effects to their plays
Roman theatre used eavesdropping as a device to aid story complication
Often defying logic, Roman plays all took place in the forum
Identify 4 of the 5 theories on how theatre/drama began
Dance, Judicial, Storytelling, "Great Man"
In "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" what is the old blind man searching to find?
What are Hero and the Slave searching to find to add to the sleeping potion?
sweat of mare
In the play WOMEN IN POWER what do the women do to gain power?
Dress up as men, go to congress, and vote women in power
What predicament do the men face when they wake up in the morning?
Their wives and clothes are gone
What does the slave want in the BRAGGART SOLDIER?
He wants his freedom
How does the slave get away? (brag sold)
Who is credited as being the first actor?
During the Hellenistic period, Alexandria became the center of knowledge. What city remained the center for culture?
Greek Tragedy of the 5th century is primarily basedc on the works of 3 playwrights:
Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides
Who wrote Antigone?
He lived to be 90 years old as a major contributor to the flowering Greek civilization
During his lifetime he introduced new innovations to the theatre. He enlarged the chorus 12 to 15 and introduced painted Scenery
The third actor that opened the possibilities for dramatic intrigue was introduced by whom?
The second actor that permitted face to face conflict was introduced by whom?