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When the greeks invented drama, they invented acting. One thing that people get a little weirded out by in greek drama is the chorus they act, speak, and even dance together, as a group. They sang loud, complex songs while engaging in really energetic dances. Indeed, it took a lot of effort, and as such a lot of the attention given to ancient drama was given to the chorus. Now, modern incarnations of it have the chorus stand together and chant their lines in a monotone. Pretty damn unrealistic acting, from our point of view. The chorus (either is, or may well have been) what preceded drama, and in fact dram may have emerged from individuals from the chorus taking on individual lines, actions, and eventually roles. Drama was performed in theatres called orchestras those circular theatres with levelled seating that you should be able to remember.

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