ENC 1102. Introduction to Drama. Grand Theatre at Ephesus. I. Origins of Drama. A. Many say drama originated in Greece over 2,500 years ago as an outgrowth of the worship of the god Dionysus.
Introduction to Drama
VI. Spectacle = sometimes called mise en scène, or “setting of the scene.” This is the purely visual dimension of a play: the costumes, the props, the set.
Theater of the absurd = depicts a world without meaning where everything seems ridiculous