Greece: The Land. Located in Europe in the Aegean Sea. Ritualistic Nature. Began as dances and songs or choral hymns in honor of the gods Eventually evolved into distinct art form of theatre
Located in Europe in the Aegean Sea
Government of ancient Greece viewed these ritualistic celebrations as significant enough to suspend business and daily activities for weeklong festivals throughout the year.
Three Main Portions of Greek Theatre:
Skene – Portion of stage where actors performed (included 1-3 doors in and out)
Orchestra – “Dancing Place” where chorus sang to the audience
Theatron – Seating for audience