Greek Drama Essay | The elements of Greek Drama

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The elements of Greek Drama

Summary: The fundamental elements of classic Greek drama include acting, the chorus, the theater, and technique. Greek drama is compared and contrasted to modern plays, revealing its influence on contemporary theater.
Greek Drama is what gave birth to tragedy. Thespis (6th Century B.C.) is said to be the one who first presented dialogue and the first actor. He is responsible for the beginning of acting. Greek drama is not about acting but also about the actors, the chorus, the theater, and technique. The way all of these things were done has greatly affected our media today. It is important to understand Greek drama because the media today greatly affects our way of life.

To begin with, the actors and acting play a big part in this. Back then, there were no actresses only actors, young boys would play the female roles. To distinguish whether women our female they would make the costumes and masks different. For example, the female masks had bigger mouths and eyes. The costumes played a huge part in the plays because...

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