English 103W terms
Theatre- “to see, watch and observe”
Obscene-not seen on stage or off stage which also comes from the Latin word meaning
Hubris- excessive pride/self confidence
Anagnorisis-Greek word for recognition
o Root: Gnosis which means knowledge
o Moment in the play the character finally sees his or her situation.
o When they understand what is happening to them and why.
Peripeteia- A sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances
o Usually happens in the plot.
o Moment where the tragic protagonist screws up.
o Everything goes wrong for the