Greek Drama. Drama was born in ancient Greece!. 600s B.C. - Greeks were giving choral performances of dancing and singing Performances at festivals honoring Dionysus Later they held drama contests to honor him. Thespis (534 B. C.). Defined theater art of acting a part on stage
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contests to honor him
Gradual decline – actors excommunicated
-- rising power of church
-- invasions by barbarian tribes
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