Greece its theatre

The upper story was called the episkenion. Timeline The fact that every Greek city of any size had a theatre and sometimes more than one Attica had several is an indication of their importance to the community.

Learn More. Success came to Euripides late in life and that may have made him somewhat introspective and antisocial. Learn More. The show-stopping finale of a comedy play was the exodos when the Chorus gave another rousing song and dance routine.

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Seating was on a first-come, first-serve basis, although there was a centre row block of seats reserved for V. He can be considered as one of the major founders of modern comedy.

Built in the 4th century BCE and quite small, with only 5, seats, it nestles on the wooded sides of Mt. One of the best preserved, and with surviving paradoi, is at Epidaurus which was first built in the 4th century BCE and which is the site of an important annual festival of ancient Greek Drama.

This century is normally regarded as the Golden Age of Greek drama.

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The Greek's understanding of acoustics compares very favourably with the current state of the art[ dubious — discuss ]. Although works of art and some surviving artifacts give us an idea of the range of ancient Greek musical instruments, there is no consensus on how the music sounded.

The paraskenia was a long wall with projecting sides, which may have had doorways for entrances and exits.

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