on Backgrounds to Greek Tragedy
Part One: Identify the Sections of a
Greek Theatre on the following diagram
Short Answer Questions;
What is the primary feature of
Towards what moment does the action
of a tragedy drive?
What is a dithyramb? What
does the word literally mean?
What innovation in the performance
of the dithyramb enabled the rapid development of the art form of tragedy?
Who was responsible for this innovation?
What does the word tragedy
What is the typical theme of a
tragedy? Into what kind of situation will the playwright inevitably place the
In what political and social context
did Sophocles write Oedipus Rex?
Describe the costume of a Greek
How many could be seated in the
Theatre of Dionyus?
10. How many actors performed in Oedipus Rex?
Extra Credit: Describe the following
special effects that would take place in a Greek tragedy: