Intro to Greek Theater . EQ : How can I gain insight into Greek tragedy and such concepts as fate, hubris, and dramatic irony / How does Greek drama compare to our modern theater?. Defining Drama.
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Intro to Greek Theater
EQ: How can I gain insight into Greek tragedy and such concepts as fate, hubris, and dramatic irony / How does Greek drama compare to our modern theater?
Dramatic conventions are literary devices that break the illusion of reality. In practice called the suspension of disbelief, the audience agrees to accept these conventions while watching-or reading- a play.
Oedipus: The myth and the play
“What goes on 4 legs in the morning, 2 at midday, and 3 in the evening?”
Examine the painting. How does the artist choose to create dramatic effects? For instance, not the nuances of light and shadow, mood, composition of the figures, and illusion of depth. Compare the Caravaggio with the Gentileschi. What are both artists doing with color and light? Similarities? Differences?
-Describe and explain the significance of at least 3 examples-
The tragic hero
EQ: What are the characteristics of the Greek tragic hero and how can this understanding help me to better understand the tragedy of Antigone?