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Jan. 26th Lecture

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA232H1
Professor
Victoria Wohl
Semester
Winter

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CLA 232 - Jan. 26th Lecture Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, satyr play, slapstick burlesque, written by the same playwright that wrote the tragedy, comes at the end of the day after the tragedies, based on mythic or epic scenes, but totally ludicrous scenes, vulgar, satyrs are part human, part goat, and part horse, spend their lives drinking and partying, try to have sex with the bacchants, chorus of twelve men dressed as a satyr, light laugh, not complicated humour, makes the audience feel good again after the tragedies, we dont know much about satyr plays because none were preserved, cyclops is the only full length satyr that remains today, large portions of others exist but only one
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