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Athens exported the festival to its numerous colonies and allies in order to ... Dithyrambs were ancient hymns sung in praise of the god of wine and fertility, Dionysus. ... completely separate genres, and no plays ever merged aspects of the two. ... Greek theatres also had entrances for the actors and chorus members called ...

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The plays performed at the Festival of Dionysus represented a completely new performance genre called WHAT? The plays performed at the Festival of ...

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Jan 6, 2012 ... What does a Greek god have to do with plays and theater? ... Theater in Ancient Greece: The Festival of Dionysus ... who took him to Mt. Nysa to be raised by the half-human, half-goat creatures known as satyrs. ... The festival allowed three playwrights to have their plays performed in the tragic contests.

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Tragedy (late 6th century BC), comedy (486 BC), and the satyr play were the three dramatic ... drama occurred at the Dionysia, an annual festival honoring Dionysus. ... Then, in the 500s BC, a poet named Thespis is credited with innovating a new style in which a solo actor performed the speeches of the characters in the ...

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Nov 16, 2007 ... Sophocles - 495-406 B.C.-100 plus plays, 7 extant. Comedies. Aristophanes ... This period was called the period of New Comedy (Aristophanes was Old Comedy) {Top of Page} ... Performed for special occasions (festivals). Athens had four festivals worshipping Dionysus -- (Bacchus in. Latin, Roman) god ...

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“The Bacchae”, also known as “The Bacchantes” (Gr: “Bakchai”), is a late ... 410 BCE, but it only premiered posthumously at the City Dionysia festival of 405 BCE, ... The play begins with a prologue by the young god Dionysus, who explains the .... The order that Pentheus represents, however, is not just the legal order, but ...

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Often supernatural forms would be represented using costumes and masks. ... One god, Dionysus, was honored with an unusual festival called the Dionysia. ... Plays were performed in large, open-air structures consisting of a semi circular ... The first performance that could be called theatre probably occurred in Rome ...

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drinking festival of Dionysus - thus connecting his death to a tradition of his great ... ancient hypothesis (summary) of the Antigone suggests that it was performed much ... Aeschylus' Oresteia), with a fourth play, a kind of burlesque called a Satyr ... draw a comparison with a modern genre like science fiction, which is often ...

www.history.upenn.edu/~rrosen/publications/documents/Clouds.YJC.pdf

During the fifth century BCE Athenians honored the god Dionysus at two public events ... composed their plays originally for a single performance at one of these festi- ... his Clouds from performed work to revised text, especially in relation to the ... The study of the parabasis as a formal device in the so—called Old Comedy.