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Lecture 3

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Department
English
Course
ENGB30
Professor
Laura Jane Wey
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 3 15 09Thursday September 15 2011309 PMAeschylus Prometheus BoundIts a drama play Classical Greek drama Aeschylus circa 525 455 BCWrote before Aristotle and Plato Quite early in Western literaturefather of tragedyThree playwrights Credited with expanding the cast from one to two actors and cutting the chorus from 50 to 12 members Actor would speak ask questions commentand make chorus hang togetherWith second actor you have the potential for conflictNow having a back and forth Showing the down playing of the musical element Bringing verbal to the forefront Won first prize at city Dionysia 13 times Sophocles 18 Euripides 5Basically a festival in honour of DionysusHad drama contests with 3 poets competing Three tragedies and 1 satire playProducing all four at the same time Very impressive and in a certain sense Sophocles was highly impressive Had a better batting average Greek Tragedy OverviewAristotle identifies the dithyramb song and dance in honour of Dionysus as the
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