THEA 100 Lecture 2: Greek Theater

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Greek theater is considered the oldest drama in western tradition. It is from greeks that we get the basic climatic structure of fiction narrative and many other elements that exist today. Records of dramas: greek theater was financed by the government, there are governmental records that give us information on greek plays. Commentaries: besides the playwrights, we have the writings of others about greek drama, most influential piece is aristotle"s poetics . Gave a basis on what writers should write about to make a successful play: aristotle"s greatest model for writing in drama is sophocles oedipus. Archeological remains: there are still ruins of greek amphitheaters scattered about the. Gender: very patriarchal society; the societal hierarchy ran thus: Animals: women did not perform; they were relegated mainly to the household, were in charge of servants, slaves, and finances, euripides play medea arguably an early feminist play.

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