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  Greek Theatre Index
The Chorus - An essay on the role of the Chorus in Greek drama.
Construction of Greek Theatres - Analysis of the architectural design of theatres in ancient Greece.
Greek Dramatic Criticism - An overview of dramatic criticism in ancient Greece.
www.theatrehistory.com /ancient/greek.html   (528 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Greek Theatre (Los Angeles)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1983 the Greek Theatre's seating capacity was expanded to 6,187, but recent renovations have brought the Greek Theatre's capacity down to 6,162 in 1995 and to 5,700 in 2004.
The Greek Theatre is owned by the City of Los Angeles, and is managed, operated and promoted by Nederlander-Greek Inc. During Nederlander’s 29 years at the Greek Theatre, it has become a world-renowned, award-winning amphitheatre hosting thousands of events, making it one of the cultural icons of the city.
Greek Theater L.A. Dogg & Cats reign at Greek gig in L.A (Reuters via Yahoo!7 News) LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Snoop Dogg, accompanied by pimps, hangers-on, hotties and youngsters, basked in the worshipful glow of a capacity audience at the Greek Theater Wednesday during a benefit concert for his Snoop Youth Football League.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Greek-Theatre-%28Los-Angeles%29   (884 words)

 Greek Theater - Crystalinks
Greek theater or Greek Drama is a theatrical tradition that flourished in ancient Greece between c.
By the 5th century BC, theatre had become formalized and was a major part of Athenian culture and civic pride, and this century is normally regarded as the Golden Age of Greek drama.
Greek theatres were not enclosed; the audience could see each other and the surrounding countryside as well as the actors and chorus.
www.crystalinks.com /greektheater.html   (1538 words)

 Greek Theater - Greek Theater Los Angeles - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles Greek Theatre
The Los Angeles Greek Theatre is owned by the City of Los Angeles, and is managed, operated and promoted by Nederlander-Greek Inc. During Nederlander’s 26 years at the Greek Theatre, it has become a world-renowned, award-winning amphitheatre hosting over 1300 events, making it one of the cultural icons of the city.
Unfortunately, for almost a quarter of a century, the Greek Theatre was not used to its fullest capacity.
The Greek Theatre, under the direction of the Nederlanders, has made a great impact on Angelenos and has become a continuing source of excellent income for the City of Los Angeles.
www.barrystickets.com /venues/greek_theatre.htm   (1445 words)

 Greek Theatre - Greek Theatre Los Angeles - Greek Theatre Tickets
This award-winning theatre is considered to be one of Los Angeles' historic entertainment venues and has hosted some of the prime names in entertainment such as pop, classical, reggae, and rock.
Current seasons at the Greek Theatre have featured performances by a wide diversity of artists such as Sting, Alicia Keys, Pearl Jam, Jose Carerras, Marc Anthony, Tina Turner, Elton John, Santana, Alabina, The Gipsy Kings, the Russian National Ballet, and Paul Simon with an extraordinary guest appearance by Sir Paul McCartney.
In 2001 the Greek Theatre was given the prestigious best little outside Venue award for the second successive year, by Pollstar Magazine, the industries chief trade publication.
www.rhinotickets.com /la-events/Greek-theater-tickets/index.html?ByVenue=672   (470 words)

 Greek Theater Berkeley - Berkeley Greek Theatre - Berkeley Greek Theatre CA
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BERKELEY - Greek Theater Berkeley - A little over one hundered years ago, the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre opened in Berkeley at the University of California with a performance befitting an amphitheater modeled after architecture from ancient Greece - Aristophanes' "The Birds," a Greek play presented in Greek by a student cast.
The first act was performed on campus in the Faculty Glade, and then the cast, holding torches, led audience members to the Greek Theatre, where the rest of the play, illuminated by the torches, was performed.
www.greektheatertickets.com /berkeley-greektheater   (1592 words)

 Greece - Greek Theatre
Modern reactions have reduced the gap to such an extent that by unexpected atavism the church and the theatre, of an amateur sort, are now frequently united in the same edifice,—the church in the foreground, and the " parish house " or " parlor," with its stage and small stock of scenery, in the background.
As the theatre was uncovered, there was no protection against rain, but to prevent it from flooding the orchestra a canal at the foot of the auditorium carried it off to an underground drain.
The halls and colonnades which the Greeks had near the theatre, to which the audience might retreat in case of rain, were afterwards included in the building itself, and later the whole structure was roofed over.
www.oldandsold.com /articles21/greece-13.shtml   (4501 words)

 History of Ancient Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If theatre is to be defined as involving the art of acting a part on stage, that is the dramatic impersonation of another character than yourself, we begin with Thespis.
Although Roman theatre may not be held in the same high esteem as that of the Greeks, we have inherited much from the influence of the Roman Theatre, including the word "play" itself, which derives from a literal translation of the Latin word ludus, which means recreation or play.
The semi-circular orchestra of the Greek theatre came to be eclipsed by the raised stage and the more vigorous style style of acting employed by the performers.
www.tctwebstage.com /ancient.htm   (1363 words)

 Greek - Roman Theatre Glossary
(Greek: open market or meeting place) Large, open public space which served as a place for assembly for the citizens of a Greek city; the political, civic, religious and commercial center of a Greek city; buildings for all of these various purposes were constructed as needed in and around the agora.
(Greek: dancing place) Circular in early Greek theatre construction, semi-circular in Roman constructions, the orchestra was the space between the audience and the stage; primary chorus performance space in Greek theatre; also adapted for use as an arena for Roman "spectacle entertainment".
(Greek) Platform in the orchestra, next to the altar of Dionysus, both called the thymele; it is suggested that the leader of the chorus used the thymele as a platform during dialogues between the chorus leader (koryphaios) and the chorus.
www.whitman.edu /theatre/theatretour/glossary/glossary.htm   (2378 words)

 The Greek Theatre
Greek religion is not the same as Greek mythology, which is concerned with traditional tales, though the two are closely interlinked.
In these circumstances it is easy to overlook the fact that most Greeks "believed" in their gods in roughly the modern sense of the term and that they prayed in a time of crisis not merely to the "relevant" deity but to any deity on whose aid they had established a claim by sacrifice.
The centre of the theatre was the original dancing place, a flat, circular space, 18 metres (60 feet) diameter, called the orchestra, having at its centre a platform with steps (bemata) leading to the altar (thymele) to the fertility god Dionysus.
members.aol.com /d4web4sm/charts/gkstage1.htm   (1602 words)

 Greek Theater
Ancient Greeks from the 5th century BC onwards were fascinated by the question of the origins of tragedy and comedy.
Greek plays were performed as part of religious festivals in honor of the god Dionysus, and unless later revived, were performed only once.
Early Greek theaters were probably little more than open areas in city centers or next to hillsides where the audience, standing or sitting, could watch and listen to the chorus singing about the exploits of a god or hero.
academic.reed.edu /humanities/110Tech/Theater.html   (3005 words)

 Greek and Roman Theatre
To the left is the ground plan of a typical Greek Theatre as published by William Smith in A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1875).
This permanent Greek theatre was built between 342 and 326 BC (approximately 100 years after Oedipus was first performed); remodeled to fit the Roman ideal during the reign of Nero (61 BC), and last used for a theatrical performance during the 4th century AD.
The theatre was begun in 46 BC under the reign of Julius Caesar and dedicated to Claudius Marcello by Augustus Caesar between 13 and 11 BC.
www.northern.edu /wild/th100/CHAPT10.HTM   (3139 words)

 Didaskalia - Introduction to Greek Stagecraft
The Theatre of Dionysos was first dug out of the slope beneath the south side of the Acropolis in the late 6th century BCE, possibly while Athens was still under the rule of the Peisistratid dynasty.
Because Greek tragedy and comedy originated with the chorus, the most important part of the performance space was the orchestra, which means 'a place for dancing' (orchesis).
Greek New Comedy, which was first performed in the 4th century BCE, was in many ways more similar to Euripidean tragedy than to Greek Old Comedy.
www.didaskalia.net /studyarea/greekstagecraft.html   (2276 words)

 Greek History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According the the ELAC Guide to Greek Theatre, there are only three periods all told that are heralded as great achievers in drama.
Greek Theatre evolved, according the ELAC, from the primitive tribes that populated the area that would become Greece, dating back to nearly 1200 B.C. "In northern Greece, in an area called Thrace, a cult arose that worshipped Dionysus, the god of human and agricultural fertility.
The theatre was an area of congregation for people of all types, and was both religious in function as well as secular, as were the dramas presented.
www.ripon.edu /Academics/Theatre/THE231/ClevelandJ/Greek/greek_history.htm   (836 words)

 Ethics of Greek Theatre by Sanderson Beck
The Persians is a most unusual Greek tragedy, because it is the only one extant that portrays a recent historical event; also as the title suggests, none of the characters are Greek.
The scene is the palace at the Persian capital in Susa, where a chorus of elders waits for news from the Persians' second major invasion of Greece led by their king Xerxes.
Although the Persians are presented sympathetically, the Greek viewpoint of the author and audience is still clear, since the Persian leaders are described as "slaves of the greatest of kings."1 They regret that the flower of her men is gone.
www.san.beck.org /EC20-GreekTheatre.html   (20292 words)

 Dr. J's Illustrated Lectures   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Even the most primitive of Greek theaters had the most important of these elements: the orchestra, or "dancing-place." It was in this circular area that the chorus, a group of 12-15 actors in a single unit, sang and danced.
And boy, do I wish I had a photographic record of the time the Greek Navy (in their dress whites!) was escorted into the Theater of Epidavros and seated stage center, the best seats in the house.
The parodos is an important element of the Greek theater and serves a double purpose: first, it provides the audience with a way to access their seats.
people2.hsc.edu /drjclassics/lectures/theater/ancient_greek_theater.shtm   (1411 words)

 Untitled Document
During the fifth century, all elements of the theatre were made of wood, and dismantled at the end of the festival.
A symbolic boundary between the theatre and the surrounding area was created by placing a simple lintel on two posts, one at the corner of the skene, and one next to the theatron.
In the Theatre of Dionysus at Athens it is approximately 350 feet from the last row in the theatron to the facade of the skene.
www.atsweb.neu.edu /theatre.history/intro/IntroGreece.htm   (1015 words)

 A2Z Languages ~ Ancient Greek Theater ~ Taormina Sicily Italy ~ Italian Language School
The ancient Greek theater in Taormina, is a beautiful example of Greek architecture.
But the stone blocks which are authentically Greek in origin and the fact that historically every Greek city had their own theatre where they performed famous tragedies proves that the Greek actually built it.
The orchestra of the theatre was the flat clearing in the center for the musicians, but the choruses and dancers also performed there.
www.a2zlanguages.com /Italy/taormina/theatre.htm   (443 words)

 A living museum - Dora Stratou Theatre of Greek Dances UNESCO Courier - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Justly called "the living museum of Greek dances", it is at the same time a museum, a theatre, a research institute, a school and, of course, a dance troupe.
As the "preserver of traditional Greek dance" and a cultural centre for Greek folklore, one of the most important of the theatre's activities is spreading the dance message via courses for beginners, advanced dancers and children.
The Theatre also holds summer courses for non-Greek dance teachers from other countries who want to incorporate Greek traditional dance into their teaching programmes; this is a particularly good way of ensuring that the traditions of Greek dance are kept alive the world over.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1310/is_1996_Jan/ai_18082751   (849 words)

 Greek Theatre - Southern CT State University - Threatre 100 - Introduction to Theatre
The word “tragedy”; is itself related to the early beginnings of theatre, being made up from the Greek words “tragos” (goat) and “ode” (song).
Conjecture has it that the whole word meant either “song sung when a goat was sacrificed” or “song for a goat prize” or “song sung by men dressed in goatskins.” Since a goat was often sacrificed to Dionysus to begin the festivities, the first and possibly the last options are favored (except by goats).
In Greek tragedies, the rules of competition decreed that the Chorus would sing five odes, which were divided by three episodes, all preceded by a Parados sung as the Chorus entered, and followed by an Exodus at the end.
www.southernct.edu /~watts/greek_theatre.html   (430 words)

 Introduction to Theatre -- Ancient Greek Theatre
Therefore, the conclusions we make are highly conjectural, but we can discuss the standard accepted views of Greek theatre.
Athens was defeated in the Peloponnesian War in 404 B.C. Greek society viewed gods in human terms - gods held grudges, etc., fought with each other - therefor their destiny (and those of humans) was uncertain
The State responsible for theatre buildings, prizes, payments to actors (and perhaps to playwrights).
novaonline.nv.cc.va.us /eli/spd130et/ancientgreek.htm   (1459 words)

 Greek Theatre-Berkeley Tickets - Greek Theatre-Berkeley Information - Greek Theatre-Berkeley Seating Chart
The price listed for Greek Theatre-Berkeley tickets is the total price per ticket and may be over the printed price on the ticket.
Greek Theatre-Berkeley seats are together, side by side, unless otherwise noted.
Actual Greek Theatre-Berkeley seat numbers are withheld for the privacy of both buyer and seller.
www.vividseats.com /venues/greek-theatre_berkeley-tickets.html   (165 words)

During this time, major theatres were constructed, notably the theatre at Delphi, the Attic Theatre and the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens.
Similarly, the word orchestra is derived from the Greek word for a platform between the raised stage and the audience on which the chorus was situated.
Greek comedy had two periods: Old Comedy, represented by Cratinus and Aristophanes; and New Comedy, whose main exponent was Menander.
anarchon.tripod.com /indexGREEKTH.html   (4687 words)

 Greek Theatre on Vases and in HIstory
A limited understanding of the Greek theatre is the ultimate promise of this continuing research.
Questions pertaining to theatre further complicate matters with the added condition that the vase must be depicting a scene that is theatrical in nature.
Although the reliability of most of the Greek vases as sources of theatre history is debatable, as is the reliability of the historians reporting on those vases.
www.ccs.neu.edu /home/zorkon/vase.html   (2424 words)

 The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
Individuality, as the Greeks viewed it, was the basis of their society.
The two most important concepts which the ancient Greeks followed were found inscribed on the great shrine of Delphi, which read "Nothing in excess" and "Know thyself".
www.arwhead.com /Greeks   (748 words)

 Theatre and Drama in Ancient Greece
At the early Greek festivals, the actors, directors, and dramatists were all the same person.
Most Greek tragedies are based on mythology or history and deal with characters' search for the meaning of life and the nature of the gods.
His contributions to theatre history are many: He introduced the third actor to the stage, fixed the number of chorus members to fifteen, and was the first to use scene painting.
www.cwu.edu /~robinsos/ppages/resources/Theatre_History/Theahis_2.html   (866 words)

 Ancient Theatre Database   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Extension of Greek Tragedy Beyond Athens - An account of the spread of Greek tragedy beyond the boundaries of Athens with special attention to the dramatic festivals in Alexandria where an attempt was made to restore tragedy to its former glory.
Ion of Chios - A biography of the Greek dramatist.
Roman Theatre - An analysis of the development and decline of Roman theatre.
www.theatredatabase.com /ancient   (896 words)

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