A Presentation of. Dionysus & Theater. Man’s benefactor -- Man's destroyer. Le QiMarch 20, 2000. Spheres of Influence:. God of wine God of wild nature God of ecstatic possession God of dance God of mask and illusions God of “pleasurable” afterlives. Source: A Show for Dionysus.
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Dionysus & Theater
Man’s benefactor -- Man's destroyer
Le QiMarch 20, 2000
Source: A Show for Dionysus
Because his “product” wine can make you both happy and sad
-- To purify emotions
The greatest poetry in Greece was written in tragic plays and was never equaled except by Shakespeare.
“Theater had nothing to do with Dionysus."
--Some Ignorant Athenian
God of wine
God of wild nature
God of ecstatic possession
God of dance
God of mask and illusions
God of “pleasurable” afterlives
Sacrificed in his cult
were the sacred animals to Dionysus
Thus, tragedy theater could have been originated with the song sung during the sacrifices to Dionysus.