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Introductory Concepts

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Greek Theatre

In this course, we explore fifth-century Greek theatre, focusing in particular on the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. In this course, we look at key dramatic conventions of fifth-century theatre, the relationship between the tragedy/comedy and contemporary politics and religion, and how contemporary Athenians understood the role and nature of tragedy.

Introductory Concepts

The fifth century was a Golden Age for Classical drama, with works from tragedians such as Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the comic playwright Aristophanes. In this module, Rosie provides an introduction to Greek Theatre, including its social, political, and religious context in fifth-century Athens, the conventions and form of the plays themselves, and the evidence for Classical drama.

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Wyles, R. (2018, August 15). Greek Theatre - Introductory Concepts [Video]. MASSOLIT.

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Dr Rosie Wyles

Dr Rosie Wyles

Kent University