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Building Background in Greek Theatre
Name ______________________
Work with the partner of your choice to answer your assigned question and as many
others as possible by the end of class. For your assigned question, create a keynote
slide which will help you present this information to the class tomorrow. E-mail your
slide to Mrs. Soueidan by the end of this class period. Your work today will be graded.
1. Where were Greek tragedies staged?
2. What did the stage look like? Define the following terms: Theatron, Orchestra,
Parados, Skene
3. What kinds of props and scenery were used?
4. When during the year were plays performed? When during the day?
5. Who performed in them? What costumes did they wear?
6. Who came to the plays? How did they behave? What were they looking for—
entertainment? Knowledge? Enlightenment?
7. What kinds of issues were addressed in plays?
8. What was the playwright's role in the performance?