The History of Greek Theatre

the History of Greek Theatre

marvelous their actors were. These songs told stories of the gods, the stories the Greek knew and loved. (In ancient Greece, it was illegal to poke fun at the gods. There was almost sociological Concepts of Deviance no scenery or backdrops. The story was told out loud by a Greek chorus. All he had to do was switch masks. The Greeks were very competitive. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We are willing to help with anything regarding Greek theatre, from student essays to attending a play. The other machine made a thunder sound, as Zeus was often a character in the play, and the sound of thunder was something Zeus did according to the ancient Greeks. Songs were sung by a chorus.

Many Greeks tried to become famous playwrights. Therefore you are welcome to contribute in any way, with articles, photos, propositions, questions, blog posts etc. A ncient Greek theatre has been fascinating millions of people. Punishment for mocking the gods was death.) Comedies and tragedies entertained, but a well written satire could sway public opinion. The stage was located at the bottom of the hill.

That let them position long benches in rows, one above the other, so that everyone could see what was happening on the stage. They could also hear. The Greek architects built theatres on hillsides. Sep 21 Fri, sep 22 Sat, sep 23 Sun. They had drama contests between towns. These theatres attracted crowds of 15,000 people. Every town had at least one open air theatre. In his honor, actors today are called thespians.